Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes

Emily Dickinson in Context

Richards, Eliza (Fellow, 2010-11), ed.

Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2022

From the publisher's description:

Long untouched by contemporary events, ideas, and environments, Emily Dickinson's writings have been the subject of intense historical research in recent years. This volume of thirty-three essays by leading scholars offers a comprehensive introduction to the contexts most important for the study of Dickinson's writings. While providing an overview of their topic, the essays also present groundbreaking research and original arguments, treating the poet's local environments; literary influences; social, cultural, political, and intellectual contexts; and reception. A resource for scholars and students of American literature and poetry in English, the collection is an indispensable contribution to the study not only of Dickinson's writings but also of the contexts for poetic production and circulation more generally in the nineteenth-century United States. Comprehensive overview of the most essential contexts for the study of Emily Dickinson; thirty-three clear, concise essays written by leading scholars in the field; the essays offer groundbreaking research and original arguments, as well as offering overviews of topics.


Subjects: Literature; Literary Criticism; Poetry; American Literature; Women Authors;