- EDIS Calls for Papers, Announcements and Awards
Emily Dickinson International Society Scholar in Amherst Award, 2015
EDIS invites applications for the 2015 Scholar in Amherst Program that supports exciting new research on Dickinson. The award of $2,000 may be used for expenses related to that research such as travel, accommodations, a rental car, or reproduction fees. Upon completion of their research, recipients will write a letter to the EDIS Board outlining what they achieved with EDIS support, and we appreciate acknowledgment in any resulting publications. We encourage recipients to consider a visit to Amherst, but residency is not a requirement. Preference will [End Page 114] be given to persons with completed PhDs who are in the early stages of their careers. To apply for the 2014 Scholar in Amherst Award, please submit a c.v., a letter of introduction (written by the applicant), and a two-page project proposal including preliminary budget and brief bibliography, by January 15, 2015, to Paul Crumbley at email@example.com. Letters of recommendation are not accepted as part of the application packet. Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt and applicants notified of final decisions by March 1. For more information, see www.emilydickinsoninternationalsociety.org/.
Emily Dickinson International Society Graduate Student Fellowship, 2015
EDIS announces a fellowship award of $1,000 in support of graduate student scholarship on Emily Dickinson. The award may be used to fund travel to collections or conferences, to support book purchases, or for other research expenses (such as reproduction costs) 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 solely on Dickinson; however, a substantial part of the work should significantly engage Dickinson’s life, work, reputation, or influence. To apply, please send a c.v., a project description, the names and contact information of two references, and a dissertation prospectus or other relevant writing sample of no more than 25 pages to Paul Crumbley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by January 15, 2015. Letters of recommendation are not accepted as part of the application packet. Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt and applicants notified of final decisions by March 1. For more information, see www.emilydickinsoninternationalsociety.org/.
Emily Dickinson International Society at ALA
The American Literature Association will hold its twenty-sixth annual meeting in Boston, May 21-24, 2015. EDIS will sponsor two panels. The topic for the first panel is “Dickinson and the Non-Human” and the topic for the second is “Dickinson’s Afterlives.” Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV to Páraic Finnerty (email@example.com) and Michelle Kohler (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 1, 2015. [End Page 115]
Emily Dickinson International Society at MLA
The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2015 Modern Language Association Annual Conference. MLA will be held at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, January 8-11, 2015. The first, “Sounding Dickinson,” will be chaired by Eliza Richards, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The panel will include presentations by Justin C. Tackett, Stanford University (“The Soundscapes of the Industrial and Urban Dickinson”), Christina Pugh, University of Illinois, Chicago (“Dickinson, the Lyric, and Sonic Ambivalence”), Beth Staley, West Virginia University, Morgantown (“Dickinson’s ‘Human Nature’ as Transcendental Auditor”), and Nicole Panizza, Coventry University (“Reading in the Dark”). The second session, “New Work on Dickinson: Flash Talks,” will showcase new work on Emily Dickinson’s writings through a series of 5-7-minute talks; time limits will be strictly enforced to accommodate as many new perspectives as possible and to allow for ample discussion. The session will be chaired by Eliza Richards and will feature talks by Karen Anderson, Cornell University; Sue E. Barker, Graduate Center, City University of New York; Logan Esdale, Chapman University; Stephanie Farrar, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; Julie Lein, University of Utah; Amy R. Nestor, Georgetown University; Susan VanZanten, Seattle Pacific University. For titles and abstracts, visit www.emilydickinsoninternationalsociety.org/.
Emily Dickinson International Society at the SSAWW
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