ENGL 4904 Advanced Topic Seminar: Emily Dickinson (Fall: 3 )
The old idea that Emily Dickinson's originality and poetic genius arose from her separation from the world around her is far too simple. It encourages us to think of Dickinson condescendingly, as a natural wonder rather than an educated and self-conscious artist; moreover, this idea causes us to miss some of Dickinson's most interesting meanings. She was, in fact, thoroughly versed in the science and politics of her day, acquainted with a good number of contemporary writers, and aware of many more, fascinated (though often with satirical intent) by the whims of fashion.
Instructor(s): John Anderson
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13