The Emily Dickinson Journal

The Emily Dickinson Journal
Volume 15, Number 1, Spring 2006

CONTENTS

    Palmieri, David.
  • A Little Toil of Love: l'Amérique and Quebec's Emily Dickinson: Introduction: Proof That Americans Have Souls: Emily Dickinson's Place in Québécois Literary Discourse
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    Subject Headings:
    • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Appreciation -- Québec (Province)
    Abstract:
      "A Little Toil of Love" is a translation of "Petits Travaux," a chapter from Pierre Nepveu's 1998 book Intérieurs du Nouveau Monde. Emily Dickinson began to be widely read in Quebec in the 1980s, and Nepveu's chapter places her poetry in the context of French Canada's always tormented relation with America.
    Nepveu, Pierre.
    Palmieri, David, tr.
  • A Little Toil of Love: l'Amérique and Quebec's Emily Dickinson
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    Subject Headings:
    • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation.
    • Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Criticism and interpretation.
    Zapedowska, Magdalena.
  • A Lesson in Grammar: Dickinson's "Grasped by God" and "Drowning is not so pitiful"
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    Subject Headings:
    • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation.
    • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Language.
    Abstract:
      This essay argues that Dickinson's fragments deserve to be read in their own light and for their poetic qualities, not just as phrases later incorporated in poems or as aphorisms. Reading "Grasped by / God" (PF76, Fr1542A) with attention to its alliteration, spacing on the page, and interpretive ambiguities, I find greater richness in the phrase as it appears in fragment form than in the poem where it later appears, revised.
    Chu, Seo-Young Jennie.
  • Dickinson and Mathematics
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    Subject Headings:
    • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Knowledge -- Mathematics.
    • Mathematics in literature.
    Abstract:
      Logical and precise in her application of mathematical language, Dickinson frequently employed such concepts as pi and exponential power to organize her speculations about death, wonder, the nature of time, and the limits of human knowledge.
    Gerhardt, Christine.
  • "Often seen - but seldom felt": Emily Dickinson's Reluctant Ecology of Place
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    Subject Headings:
    • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation.
    • Nature in literature.
    • Ecology in literature.
    • Place (Philosophy) in literature.
    Abstract:
      This essay discusses Dickinson's poetry of place in conjunction with her culture's proto-ecological discourses. In subtle but important ways, Dickinson's visions of connectedness and interdependence test early ecological concerns as poetic perspective; her regionalism can be linked to living-in-place as a long standing environmental strategy; and her cosmic yearnings suggest a basic interrelatedness of small and large, past and present natural systems that is still at the heart of ecology today. What makes Dickinson's explorations of natural landscapes particularly environmentally resonant is her prevailing skepticism, which prevents her green sense of place from turning into a one-dimensional, restrictive localism.

International Note

    Anikeeva, Tatiana.
  • Emily Dickinson's Voice in Russia
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    Subject Headings:
    • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Appreciation -- Soviet Union.
    • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Appreciation -- Russia (Federation)
    Abstract:
      These days Emily Dickinson's poetry provokes a great deal of interest in Russia, but her pathway to Russian readers was not easy. The reason of it and the names of some translators are provided in this paper. Also, it highlights the issues in which Russian scholars are interested.

Review Essay

    Leader, Jennifer.
  • Fitting In: Emily Dickinson Among Others
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    Subject Headings:
    • Baym, Nina. American women of letters and the nineteenth-century sciences: styles of affiliation.
    • Foster, Thomas, 1959- Transformations of domesticity in modern women's writing: homelessness at home.
    • Fuss, Diana, 1960- Sense of an interior: four writers and the rooms that shaped them.
    • Perloff, Marjorie. Emily Dickinson and the theory canon.
    • Sweeting, Adam W., 1963- Beneath the second sun: a cultural history of Indian summer.
    • Vendler, Helen Hennessy. Poets thinking: Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats.
    • Wheeler, Lesley, 1967- Poetics of enclosure: American women poets from Dickinson to Dove.
    • American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
    • American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
    Abstract:
      This review of recent books addressing Dickinson as one part of a larger project suggests that Dickinson studies are having an influence on scholars who are dealing broadly with theories of literature, the lyric, or American canonicity. The essay reviews books by Nina Baym, Thomas Foster, Diana Fuss, Adam Sweeting, Helen Vendler, and Leslie Wheeler.

Book Reviews

    Corn, Alfred, 1943-
  • Dickinson for the French
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    Subject Headings:
    • Malroux, Claire. Chambre avec vue sur l'éternité: Emily Dickinson.
    • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation.
    Eberwein, Jane Donahue, 1943-
  • Experience and Faith: The Late-Romantic Imagination of Emily Dickinson (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Brantley, Richard E. Experience and faith: the late-Romantic imagination of Emily Dickinson.
    • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation.
    Barrett, Faith, 1965-
  • Dickinson's Misery: A Theory of Lyric Reading (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Jackson, Virginia Walker, 1956- Dickinson's misery: a theory of lyric reading.
    • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History -- 20th century.
    Hubbard, Melanie.
  • Measures of Possibility: Emily Dickinson's Manuscripts (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Mitchell, Domhnall, 1962- Measures of possibility: Emily Dickinson's manuscripts.
    • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Criticism, Textual.

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