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MacKenzie, Cynthia (Cindy) Jane

Cynthia (Cindy) Jane MacKenzie
Instructor of English
Department of English
University of Regina
3737 Parkway Avenue
Regina, Sask. Canada, S4S 1A2,


MacKenzie, Cynthia, Ed. A Concordance to the Letters of Emily Dickinson. University of Colorado Press, 2000.

"'The Divine Intoxication': Emily Dickinson's Linguistic Addiction." Canadian Plains Research Centre, 2004. 135-148.

Wider Than the Sky: Essays and Meditations on the Healing Power of Emily Dickinson. Eds. Cindy MacKenzie and Barbara Dana. Kent State UP, 2007.

Reading Dickinson's Letters: Critical Essays. Eds. Jane Eberwein and Cindy MacKenzie. UMass Press, 2009.

"'Heavenly Hurt': Dickinson's Wounded Text." Emily Dickinson Journal, Vol. IX, No.2 (2000): 55-63.

MacKenzie, Cindy. "A Portrait of S.P. Rosenbaum, Editor of of A Concordance to the Poems of Emily Dickinson." Emily Dickinson Bulletin, Vol. 14, No.1 (May/June 2002).

Work in Progress

Book-length study of the relationship between Dickinson's poetry and letters. My Letter to the World: Dickinson's Epistolary Poetics.

Essay on the influence of the Shakespearean sonnet on Dickinson's lyric.

Essay on Dickinson's epistolary practices for Dickinson in Context published by Cambridge UP edited by Eliza Richards.

The Art Within the Soul: The Wisdom of Emily Dickinson. Series, edited by William Lashner.

Paper on Science Fiction and the Environment,Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake for conference in Dublin, Ireland, Conservation and Literature Society in Canada.

Research Interests

19th Century American Literature.

Contemporary American Women's Poetry (Alice Fulton, Susan Howe, Jorie Graham, Sharon Olds)

Environmental Literature. Member of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE).

Political Fiction.