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Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Nationality: American
Periods: American: 1783-1865
              American: 1865-1900

recluse, woman poet, untitled poetry

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Collected Letters of Emily Dickinson

Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson

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Criticism about Emily Dickinson

Transcendental Legacy -- Emily Dickinson
http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/roots/legacy/dickinso...
Brief entry on Emily Dickinson and transcendentalism. Provides extensive listing of related web and print criticism resources.
Author: Grocholski, Krystyna
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Foregrounds and Apprenticeships: Dickinson and Whitman
http://www.classroomelectric.org/volume1/belasco/
"The purpose of this site is to introduce students to the literary environment in which Whitman and Dickinson learned to write and to help students investigate the important exchanges that Whitman had with Emerson and Dickinson had with Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911), a Unitarian minister turned influential journalist and abolitionist. The site includes: a chronology of the early lives of both poets, the exchange between Whitman and Emerson, the exchange between Dickinson and Higginson , suggested topics for investigations, a bibliography of print and electronic resources "
Contains: Sketch, Timeline, Commentary, Criticism, Bibliography, Webliography
Author: Susan Belasco
From: The Classroom Electric: Dickinson, Whitman, and American Culture
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Imprisonment and Captivity in Whitman and Dickinson During the Civil War . . . and After
http://www.classroomelectric.org/volume2/gruesz/index.htm
This site looks at the history of captive soldiers in the Civil War, and analyzes how they might have affected Whitman and Dickinson.
Contains: Commentary, Criticism, Bibliography, Webliography, Timeline
Author: Kirsten Silva Gruesz
From: The Classroom Electric: Dickinson, Whitman, and American Culture
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Love and Conquest: The Erotics of Colonial Discourse in Emily Dickinson's Poems and Letters
http://www.classroomelectric.org/volume1/browner2/
"Dickinson's use of foreign place names should encourage us to read her poems in a larger context." Site includes texts of her poems, historical context information, a bibliography, and suggestions for student projects.
Contains: Commentary, Criticism, Bibliography, Webliography
Author: Stephanie Browner
From: The Classroom Electric: Dickinson, Whitman, and American Culture
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Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and the Civil War
http://www.classroomelectric.org/volume2/folsom/
The site is divided into three sections, one which "explores Whitman's and Dickinson's literary responses to the Fugitive Slave Law", one which examines their use of images of an Ethiopian in their poems, and one which considers whether their war poetry was influenced by Mathew Brady's photographs.
Contains: Commentary, Criticism, Bibliography
Author: Ed Folsom
From: The Classroom Electric: Dickinson, Whitman, and American Culture
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Whitman, Dickinson, and the Elegy: Death and Dying During the Civil War
http://www.classroomelectric.org/volume2/belasco/
"This site offers an historical overview of the elegy as a poetic form from its early origins through the mid-nineteenth century ; a selection of the elegiac poetry and related prose of Whitman and Dickinson ; a selection of critical positions of literary scholars who have commented on Whitman's and Dickinson's use of the elegy ; suggested topics for investigations using the materials in the site and the Whitman and Dickinson archives ; a bibliography of print and electronic resources "
Contains: Commentary, Criticism, Bibliography, Webliography, Timeline
Author: Susan Belasco
From: The Classroom Electric: Dickinson, Whitman, and American Culture
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Biographical sites about Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
http://wps.ablongman.com/long_kennedy_lfpd_9/0,9130,1490007-,00.html
This page from the companion web site to XJ Kennedy and Dana Gioia's "Introduction to Poetry" text includes a biography, critical overview, and bibliography of the poet.
Contains: Sketch, Bibliography, Commentary
Author: XJ Kennedy and Dana Gioia
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Emily Dickinson
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/155
Provides a brief biographical sketch of the poet, and the full text of several poems.
Contains: Sketch, Bibliography, Webliography, Pictures
Author: Academy of American Poets
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Virtual Emily
http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~emilypg/index1.html
"The following pages span the life and work of Emily Dickinson, a great American poet from the 19th century. Factual in nature, they provide some anecdotes as well as historical information which may be helpful when reading Dickinson's work."
Contains: Pictures, Commentary
Keywords: Emily Dickinson, anecdotes, historical information, photographs
 

 
Other sites about Emily Dickinson

The Emily Dickinson International Society
http://www.cwru.edu/affil/edis/edisindex.html
"The Society creates a forum for scholarship on Dickinson and her relation to the tradition of American poetry and women's literature."
Contains: Commentary, Pictures, Webliography
Keywords: Emily Dickinson International Society, forum
 
Emily Dickinson's Grave
http://www.findagrave.com/pictures/dickinson.html
This site shows a photograph of Emily Dickinson's grave at West Cemetery, MA.
Contains: Pictures
Keywords: Emily Dickinson, grave, headstone
 
The Poetry of Emily Dickinson read by Laura Lee Parrotti
http://www.tcom.ohiou.edu/books/poetry/laura_lee_parrotti.htm
Laura Lee Parrotti reads Emily Dickinson's Poems: Series 1. Each poem is available as a separate RealAudio file.
From: Wired for Books
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Portrait of Emily Dickinson
http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/images/authors/emily.jpg
This is a portrait of Emily Dickinson.
Contains: Pictures
Keywords: Emily Dickinson, portrait, picture
 

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