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2001 ALA Sessions

EDIS will sponsor two sessions at this year's meeting of the American Literature Association, to beheldMay24-27 at the Hyatt Regency, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

One session will focus on "Emily Dickinson and Material Culture," with Bethany Reid, Everett Community College, as chair. Speakers will be Connie Ann Kirk, Mansfield University, on "'I check my busy pencil': Dickinson's Imagery of the Writer's Instrument"; Cindy MacKenzie, University of Regina, on "'Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush': Dickinson's Tactile Poetics"; and Karen Sanchez-Eppler, Amherst College, on "Poetic Display."

The other session, chaired by Betsy Erkkila, Northwestern University, will focus on "Emily Dickinson's Reception."
Speakers will be Mary Loeffelholz, Northeastern University, on "The Belle's Wild Nights: The Politics of Sexual Truth in
Dickinson Bio-dramas"; Vivian Pollak, Washington University, on "Marianne Moore's Dickinson Phobia"; and Katherine Rodier, Marshall University, on "Mabel Loomis Todd: Authorizing Emily Dickinson?"