A Companion to Emily Dickinson

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  • Copyright: 2008-04-01
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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This Companion to America's greatest woman poet showcases the diversity and excellence that characterize the thriving field of Dickinson studies. Covers biographical approaches of Dickinson, the historical, political and cultural contexts of her work, and its critical reception over the years Considers issues relating to the different formats in which Dickinson's lyrics have been published - manuscript, print, halftone and digital facsimile Provides incisive interventions into current critical discussions, as well as opening up fresh areas of critical inquiry Features new work being done in the critique of nineteenth-century American poetry generally, as well as new work being done in Dickinson studies Designed to be used alongside the Dickinson Electronic Archives, an online resource developed over the past ten years

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Abbreviations of Frequently Cited Sources
Biography û the Myth of æthe MythÆ
Architecture of the Unseen
Fracturing a Master Narrative, Reconstructing æSister SueÆ
Public, Private Spheres: What Reading Emily DickinsonÆs Mail Taught me about Civil Wars
ÆPretty much all real lifeÆ: The Material World of the Dickinson Family
The Civil War û Historical and Political Contexts
ÆDrums off the Phantom BattlementsÆ: DickinsonÆs War Poems in Discursive Context
The EagleÆs Eye: DickinsonÆs View of Battle
ÆHow News Must Feel When TravelingÆ: Dickinson and Civil War Media
Cultural Contexts û Literature, Philosophy, Theology, Science
Really Indigenous Productions: Emily Dickinson, Josiah Holland, and Nineteenth-Century Popular Verse
Thinking Dickinson Thinking Poetry
Dickinson and the Exception
DickinsonÆs Uses of Spiritualism: The æNatureÆ of Democratic Belief
ÆForever û is Composed of Nows û æ: Emily DickinsonÆs Conception of TimeÆ
GodÆs Place in DickinsonÆs Ecology
Textual Conditions: Manuscripts, Printings, Digital Surrogates
Auntie Gus Felled It New
Reading Dickinson in Her Context: The Fascicles
The Poetics of Interruption: Dickinson, Death, and the Fascicles
Climates of the Creative Process: DickinsonÆs Epistolary Journal
Hearing the Visual Lines: How Manuscript Study Can Contribute to an Understanding of DickinsonÆs Prosody
ÆThe Thews of HymnÆ: DickinsonÆs Metrical Grammar
ÆDickinsonÆs Structured RhythmsÆ
A Digital Regiving: Editing the Sweetest Messages in the Dickinson Electronic Archives
Editing Dickinson in an Electronic Environment
Poetry & Media - DickinsonÆs Legacies
ÆDare you see a soul at the White Heat?Æ: Thoughts on a æLittle Home-keeping PersonÆ
Re-Playing the Bible: My Emily Dickinson
ÆFor Flash and Click and SuddennessùÆ: Emily Dickinson and the Photography-Effect
ÆZero to the BoneÆ: Thelonious Monk, Emily Dickinson, and the Rhythms of Modernism
Index of First Lines
Index of Letters of Emily Dickinson
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