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  • EDIS Awards

2009 Scholar in Amherst Award

The Emily Dickinson International Society 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 2003 award was named in honor of Myra Fraser Fallon, mother of EDIS Treasurer Dr. James Fraser. The 2004 award was named in honor of renowned Dickinson scholar Brita Lindberg-Seyersted and those in 2005 and 2006 for Professor Everett Emerson to recognize his contributions to Dickinson studies as well as early American literature. The 2007 Scholar in Amherst Award honored Suzanne Juhasz and Jane Donahue Eberwein, Dickinson scholars and founding members of EDIS. The 2008 Scholar in Amherst Award honored Roland [End Page 104] Hagenbüchle, an influential international Dickinson scholar and avid supporter of EDIS. The 2009 award honored Everett Emerson.

To apply for the 2010 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, 2010, to Paul Crumbley; inquiries may also be directed to Martha Nell Smith and Eleanor Heginbotham Letters of recommendation are not accepted as part of the application packet.

Emily Dickinson International Society Graduate Fellowship

The Emily Dickinson International Society announces a fellowship award in support of graduate student scholarship on Emily Dickinson. The award, in the amount of $1,000, may be used to fund travel to collections or conferences, to support book purchases, or for other research expenses necessary to the project. Preference will be given to applicants enrolled in doctoral programs and engaged in the writing of dissertations or other major projects directed toward publication. Applicants should be aware that a dissertation project need not be focused on Dickinson only; however, a substantial part of the work should significantly engage Dickinson’s work. To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, description of the project (including intended use of the award funding), the names and contact information of two references, and a dissertation prospectus or other relevant writing sample (no more than 25 pages) to Martha Nell Smith, Professor, Department of English, 3238 Tawes Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Electronic applications Applications are due by May 15, 2010; the award will be announced by June 30, 2010.

EDIS 2010 International Conference “Were I Britain born”: Dickinson’s Transatlantic Connections

The Emily Dickinson International Society invites you to join us in Oxford, August 6–8, 2010 for its international conference “Were I Britain born”: Dickinson’s Transatlantic Connections. The conference will take place at the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford University. Keynote speakers are Lyndall Gordon and Paul Giles. Special events at the conference include a banquet at Oriel College Hall (founded in 1436) and theater productions on Dickinson by two playwrights: Elisabeth Gray’s Time for Nobody! and Edie Campbell’s Emily [End Page 105] Dickinson & I: The Journey of a Portrayal. For more information or to register for the conference, please go to .

Call for Papers for “Were I Britain born”: Dickinson’s Transatlantic Connections: Preference will be given to papers that focus on Dickinson’s transatlantic reading, connections with specific British writers, her British...


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