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1991 ALA Sessions

The second annual conference of the ALA will be held at the Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C., May 24-26 (Memorial Day weekend). The Association is a coalition of societies devoted to the study of American authors. EDIS, as a member, will sponsor two Dickinson panels:

1. "Dickinson's Letters" Saturday, May 25, 2:00-3:20
Vivian Pollak, chair
Margaret Dickie, organizer
"New Poems of Emily Dickinson: Additions to the Canon" William H. Shurr, University of Tennessee
"'By a Mouth that Cannot Speak': Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World" Paula Bennett, Northeastern University
"Negotiating Parity: Dickinson's Letters" Joanne Jacobson, Yeshiva University

2. "Dickinson in Context"
Sunday, May 26, 2:30-3:50
Margaret Dickie, chair and organizer
"Dickinson and Class" Betsy Erkkila,
University of Pennsylvania
"Dickinson and a Few Complex Words" Douglas Anderson, University of Georgia
"Emily Dickinson and the Lethal Word" Joanne Feit Diehl, Bowdoin College

For further information about the panels, contact Margaret Dickie at (404)548-8969 or (404)542-2186. General information on the ALA meeting can be obtained from Alfred Bendixen by phone (213)343-4291 or by fax (213)343-2670.