A Companion to Emily Dickinson

A Companion to Emily Dickinson

Editor(s): Martha Nell Smith, Mary Loeffelholz

Published Online: 1 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405122801

Online ISBN: 9780470696620

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696620

About this Book

This companion to America?s greatest woman poet showcases the diversity and excellence that characterize the thriving field of Dickinson studies.


  • Covers biographical approaches of Dickinson, the historical, political and cultural contexts of her work, and its critical reception over the years
  • Considers issues relating to the different formats in which Dickinson?s lyrics have been published ? manuscript, print, halftone and digital facsimile
  • Provides incisive interventions into current critical discussions, as well as opening up fresh areas of critical inquiry
  • Features new work being done in the critique of nineteenth-century American poetry generally, as well as new work being done in Dickinson studies
  • Designed to be used alongside the Dickinson Electronic Archives, an online resource developed over the past ten years

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Biography – The Myth of “The Myth”

  2. Part II: The Civil War - Historical and Political Contexts

  3. Part III: Cultural Contexts - Literature, Philosophy, Theology, Science

  4. Part IV: Textual Conditions – Manuscripts, Printings, Digital Surrogates

  5. Part V: Poetry & Media - Dickinson's Legacies

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