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Farr, Judith

Professor Emerita, English and American Literature, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

[The following are publications that concern Emily Dickinson. For a complete bibliography that includes books and essays on other literary figures or subjects and for other works of fiction or poetry please see my Website:]


"The Gardens of Emily Dickinson" (Harvard UP, 2004)
Paperback (Harvard UP, 2005). Winner of the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize of the British Academy for the "Best Book Written by a Woman in English on a Literary Topic in 2004." Horticultural chapter written by Louise Carter.

"I Never Came to You in White: A Novel" (Houghton Mifflin, 1996). Mariner paperback, 1997.

"The Passion of Emily Dickinson" (Harvard UP, 1992).
Paperback (Harvard UP, 1994)

Essay Collection:

"Emily Dickinson: New Century Views. A Collection of Essays" with Introduction & Bibliography by Farr (Simon & Schuster, 1995). Hardcover & paperback.


"Preface" to "Emily Dickinson's Herbarium" (Harvard UP, 2007).

Critical Essays:

"Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers" (New York Botanical Garden Magazine, April 2010)

"Emily Dickinson and Marriage: 'The Etruscan Experiment,'" in "Reading Emily Dickinson's Letters," ed.
Jane Donahue Eberwein and Cindy Mackenzie (U Mass. Press, 2009), 161-188.

Selection from "The Gardens of Emily Dickinson," reprinted in the National Endowment for the Arts "Reader's Guide to the Poetry of Emily Dickinson." "The Big Read." Published by the National Endowment for the Arts, 2009, 12-13.

"Dickinson and the Visual Arts" in "The Emily Dickinson Handbook, ed. Grabher, Hagenbuchle and Miller (UMass.Press, 1998), 61-92.

"Emily Dickinson" in "Encyclopedia of American Poetry," "The Nineteenth Century," ed. Eric L. Haralson (Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998), 120-130.

"Samuel Bowles": in "An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia," ed. Jane Donahue Eberwein (Greenwood Press, 1998), 29-32.

"Disclosing Pictures: Emily Dickinson's Quotations from the Paintings of Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church and William Holman Hunt," in "The Emily Dickinson Journal," II, 2, 1993, 66-77.

"Emily Dickinson's 'Engulfing' Play: 'Antony and Cleopatra'" in "Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature," Vol. 9, No.2, Fall 1990, 231 - 250.

"Emily Dickinson and the Metaphysical Poets" in "American Literature," 1961, 417-433.

This essay was published under my maiden name: Judith Banzer. It was reprinted in "The Best from American Literature," ed. Cady and Budd (Duke UP, 1989) 52-68.

Poems in Tribute to Emily Dickinson:

"Remembering 28th August 1971 (When the U.S, Post Office Issued a Stamp Honoring Emily Dickinson),"
published in "Manhattan Poetry Review," Number 2.

"Of Berthe Morisot and Emily Dickinson's 'Supper of the Heart' in the "EDIS Bulletin," May/June 2000, 9.


"Dickinson and the Boundaries of Feminist Theory" in "Belles Lettres" 7, 1991.