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  • EDIS Announcements

The 2008 Scholar in Amherst deadline has been extended. Additionally, the Scholar in Amherst deadline is permanently shifting from fall to spring. Hence, in this issue we announce both an extended deadline for the 2008 award and the new May 15th deadline for the 2009 award.

2008 Scholar in Amherst Award

EDIS invites applications for the Scholar in Amherst Program. The scholarship, which is awarded annually, is designed to support research on Emily Dickinson at institutions such as the Frost Library of Amherst College, the Jones Public Library, the Mount Holyoke College Archives, the Dickinson Homestead, the Evergreens, and the Amherst Historical Society. The award is a $2,000 fellowship to be used for expenses related to that research, such as travel, accommodations, or a rental car. Upon completion of their research in Amherst, recipients will write a letter to the EDIS Board outlining what they achieved as a result of EDIS support. A minimum stay of one week in Amherst is required. Recipients also may use the fellowship to initiate a lengthier stay in the area. Preference will be given to persons with completed PhDs who are in the early stages of their careers.

The Scholar in Amherst Program was inaugurated in 2002 by a generous donation from Sylvia F. Rogosa, made in honor of her daughter, Vivian Pollak, second president of EDIS. The 2008 Scholar in Amherst Award will honor Roland Hagenbüchle, a distinguished Dickinson scholar.

To apply for the 2008 Scholar in Amherst Award, please submit a curriculum vitae, letter of introduction (written by the applicant), a two-page project [End Page 127] proposal, and a brief bibliography, by December 15, 2008, to Paul Crumbley atpaul.crumbley@usu.edu; inquiries may also be directed to Martha Nell Smith atmnsmith@umd.edu and Eleanor Heginbotham atheginbotham@csp.edu. Letters of recommendation are not accepted as part of the application packet.

2009 Scholar in Amherst Award

The Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS) invites applications for the Scholar in Amherst Program. The scholarship, which is awarded annually, is designed to support research on Emily Dickinson at institutions such as the Frost Library of Amherst College, the Jones Public Library, the Mount Holyoke College Archives, the Dickinson Homestead, the Evergreens, and the Amherst Historical Society. The award is a $2,000 fellowship to be used for expenses related to that research, such as travel, accommodations, or a rental car. Upon completion of their research in Amherst, recipients will write a letter to the EDIS Board outlining what they achieved as a result of EDIS support. A minimum stay of one week in Amherst is required. Recipients also may use the fellowship to initiate a lengthier stay in the area. Preference will be given to persons with completed PhDs who are in the early stages of their careers.

The Scholar in Amherst Program was inaugurated in 2002 by a generous donation from Sylvia F. Rogosa, made in honor of her daughter, Vivian Pollak, second president of the Emily Dickinson International Society. The 2009 Scholar in Amherst Award honors eminent Americanist scholar Everett Emerson.

To apply for the 2009 Scholar in Amherst Award, please submit a curriculum vitae, letter of introduction (written by the applicant), a two-page project proposal, and a brief bibliography, by May 15, 2009, to Paul Crumbley at paul.crumbley@english.usu.edu; inquiries may also be directed to Martha Nell Smith atmnsmith@umd.edu or Eleanor Heginbotham atheginbotham@csp.edu. Letters of recommendation are not accepted as part of the application packet.

EDIS Calls for Papers and Announcements

Call for Papers: Emily Dickinson Journal Special Issue, Spring 2010: Emily Dickinson’s Reading

What happened when Emily Dickinson sat down to read, and what did she do with what she found? For a special issue of the Emily Dickinson Journal, we seek essays exploring her deep immersion in the written word. How did her reading influence her thinking and her writing? Essays might—though are not obliged to—theorize what Dickinson did with what she read. According to one biographer, [End Page 128] Dickinson’s engagement with literature was “burrlike”—choice bits would attach to her and stick. On the other hand, some scholars have suggested...

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Additional Information

ISSN
1096-858X
Print ISSN
1059-6879
Pages
pp. 127-130
Launched on MUSE
2008-11-21
Open Access
No
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