Dickinson, Emily (1830 – 1886)

Dickinson, Emily

10 Dec. 1830 – 15 May 1886

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Pertinent Archives:

Amherst College Library (correspondence, poems, printer’s copies) (https://www.amherst.edu/library/)

Barnard College Library (correspondence and manuscripts) (http://www.barnard.columbia.edu/library/)

Boston Public Library (correspondence and 48 manuscript poems) (http://www.bpl.org/)

Forbes Library (correspondence and drafts of poems in the volume Out of the Heart: Poems for Lovers, Young and Old) (http://www.forbeslibrary.org/)

Middlebury College, Abernathy Collection of American Literature (correspondence and drafts of writers including Dickinson) (http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/lis/about/library_info/special_collections/collections/abernethy/)

The New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives (copy of a letter to Mr. and Mrs. Josiah G. Holland; transcripts of writings by or about Dickinson) (http://www.nypl.org)

Philip H. & A. S. W. Rosenbach Foundation (letters to Jane Humphreys Wilkinson and members of the Sweetser family)

Sarah Lawrence College Library and Archives (correspondence and poems, along with other items concerning her life) (http://www.slc.edu/library/)

Smith College, Neilson Library, Rare Book Room (letters and/or literary manuscripts) (http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/rarebook/)

Smith College, Sophia Smith Collection (biographical data, reviews, clippings, and articles on women including Dickinson) (http://www.smith.edu/libraries/ssc/)



Legacy References:


Barrett, Faith. “Review of Mary Loeffelholz’s From School to Salon: Reading Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry.” Legacy22.2 (2005): 196. [LION]

Bennett, Paula Bernat. “‘The Negro never knew’: Emily Dickinson and Racial Typology in the Nineteenth Century.” Legacy 19.1 (2002): 53-61. [GW] [LION]

Bennett, Paula. “Late Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Nature Poetry and the Evolution of the Imagist Poem.” Legacy 9.2 (1992): 89-103.

Bennett, Paula Bernat. “Review of ed. R. W. Franklin’s The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Variorum Edition.” Legacy 16.2 (1999): 201-02. [GW] [LION]

Burbick, Joan. “Review of Barton Levi St. Armand’s Emily Dickinson and Her Culture: The Soul’s Society and Shira Wolosky’s Emily Dickinson: A Voice of War.” Legacy 3.1 (1986): 69-71.

Coment, Kristin M. “Dickinson’s Bawdy: Shakespeare and Sexual Symbolism in Emily Dickinson’s Writing to Susan Dickinson.” Legacy18.2 (2001): 167-81. [GW] [LION]

Crumbley, Paul. “Review of Eleanor Elson Heginbotham’s Reading the Fascicles of Emily Dickinson: Dwelling in Possibilities.” Legacy21.2 (2004): 251. [MUSE] [LION]

Dandurand, Karen. “Publication of Dickinson’s Poems in Her Lifetime.” Legacy 1.1 (1984): 7.

Davinoy, Elise. “Tomb and Womb: Reading Contexture in Emily Dickinson’s ‘Soft Prison.'” Legacy 23.1 (2005): 1-13. [LION]

Dillon, Elizabeth Maddock. “Review of Marianne Noble’s The Masochistic Pleasures of Sentimental Literature.” Legacy 18.2 (2001): 239. [GW] [LION]

Dobson, Joanne. “‘The Invisible Lady’: Emily Dickinson and Conventions of the Female Self.” Legacy 3.1 (1986): 41-55.

Domnhall, Mitchell. “‘A foreign country’: Emily Dickinson’s Manuscripts and Their Meanings.” Legacy 17.2 (2000): 174-86. [GW][LION]

Eberwein, Jane Donahue. “Review of Aliki Barnstone’s Changing Rapture: Emily Dickinson’s Poetic Development.” Legacy 26.1 (2009): 169-70. [MUSE] [GW] [LION]

Glasser, Leah Blatt. “Review of eds. Joyce W. Warren and Margaret Dickie’s Challenging Boundaries: Gender and Periodization and ed. Monika M. Elbert’s Separate Spheres No More: Gender Convergence in American Literature, 1830-1930.” Legacy 18.2 (2001): 245-7. [GW] [LION]

Gray, Janet. “Review of Poets in the Public Sphere: The Emancipatory Project of American Women’s Poetry, 1800-1900.” Legacy 21.1 (2004): 99. [LION]

Hart, Ellen Louise. “Review of Marietta Messmer’s A Vice for Voices: Reading Emily Dickinson’s Correspondence.” Legacy 20.1 (2003): 199-200. [GW] [LION]

Hughes, Gertrude Reif. “Subverting the Cult of Domesticity: Emily Dickinson’s Critique of Women’s Work.” Legacy 3.1 (1986): 17-28.

Juhasz, Suzanne. “Review of Cristanne Miller’s Emily Dickinson: A Poet’s Grammar.” Legacy 5.1 (1988): 54-55.

Juhasz, Suzanne. “Writing Doubly: Emily Dickinson and Female Experience.” Legacy 3.1 (1986): 5-15.

Kaiser, Jo Ellen Green. “Review of Betsy Erkkila’s The Wicked Sisters: Women Poets, Literary History, and Discord.” Legacy 11.2 (1994): 177-78.

Keyes, Claire. “Review of Wendy Martin’s An American Triptych: Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Adrienne Rich” Legacy 3.1 (1986): 74-76.

Leonard, Keith D. “Review of Janet Gray’s Race and Time: American Women’s Poetics from Antislavery to Racial Modernity.” Legacy22.1 (2005): 81-2. [LION]

Miller, Cristanne. “‘A Letter is a Joy of Earth’: Dickinson’s Communication with the World.” Legacy 3.1 (1986): 29-39.

Moller, Lis. “Review of ed. Willis J. Buckingham’s Emily Dickinson’s Reception in the 1890s: A Documentary History.” Legacy 8.1 (1991): 63-64.

Morris, Tim. “Review of eds. Gudrun Grabher, et al.’s An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia and The Emily Dickinson Handbook.” Legacy16.2 (1999): 203-04. [GW] [LION]

Morris, Tim. “Review of Paul Crumbley’s Inflections of the Pen: Dash and Voice in Emily Dickinson.” Legacy 15.2 (1998): 225. [GW][LION]

Noble, Marianne. “Review of Elizabeth A. Petrino’s Emily Dickinson and Her Contemporaries: Women’s Verse in America, 1820-1885.”Legacy 17.2 (2000): 232-33. [GW] [LION]

Petrino, Elizabeth A. “Review of ed. Vivian R. Pollack’s A Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson and Judith Farr and Louise Carter’s The Gardens of Emily Dickinson.” Legacy 22.2 (2005): 214. [LION]

Petrino, Elizabeth A. “‘Silent Eloquence’: The Social Codification of Floral Metaphors in the Poems of Frances Sargent Osgood and Emily Dickinson.” Legacy 15.2 (1998): 139-57. [GW] [LION]

Petry, Alice Hall. “Review of Jane Donahue Eberwein’s Dickinson: Strategies of Limitation and Greg Johnson’s Emily Dickinson: Perception and the Poet’s Quest.” Legacy 3.1 (1986): 72-74.

Porter, David. “Review of Vivan R. Pollak’s Dickinson: The Anxiety of Gender.” Legacy 3.1 (1986): 76-77.

Price Herndl, Diane. “Review of Nina Baym’s American Women of Letters and the Nineteenth-Century Sciences: Styles of Affiliation, Susan Wells’s Out of the Dead House: Nineteenth-Century Women Physicians and the Writing of Medicine, and Cynthia J. Davis’sBodily and Narrative Forms: The Influence of Medicine on American Literature, 1845-1915.” Legacy 20.1 (2003): 217. [GW] [LION]

Putzi, Jennifer. “Review of ed. Paula Bernat Bennett’s Nineteenth-Century American Women Poets: An Anthology and ed. Susan Cummins Miller’s A Sweet, Separate Intimacy: Women Writers of the American Frontier, 1800-1920.” Legacy 18.1 (2001): 109-10.[GW] [LION]

Small, Judy Jo. “Review of Judith Farr’s The Passion of Emily Dickinson and John Evangelist Walsh’s This Brief Tragedy: Unraveling the Todd-Dickinson Affair.” Legacy 11.1 (1994): 74-75.

Stewart, Veronica. “Review of ed. William H. Shurr’s New Poems of Emily Dickinson.” Legacy 12.1 (1996): 56-58.

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