Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 21: “Visual Persistence: The Appearance(s) of Emily Dickinson’s Poetry”

Session 21 of our seminar took place on Thursday 9th of January 2014 at the Université Paris Diderot (Salle 253 E, 17h30-19h30).


VP 21 Emily Dickinson

Pr. Antoine Cazé (Université Paris Diderot) and Pr. Cristanne Miller (University at Buffalo, titulaire de la Chaire Tocqueville Fulbright) gave a joint paper entitled “Visual Persistence: The Appearance(s) of Emily Dickinson’s Poetry.”

We worked with the following texts:

– MITCHELL, Domhnall. Mesaures of Possibility. Emily Dickinson’s Manuscripts. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2005. Mitchell, Measures of Possibility. Prologue.

– HOWE, Susan. “These Flames and Generosities of the Heart: Emily Dickinson and the Illogic of Sumptuary Values.” in The Birth-Mark. Unsettling the Wilderness in American Literary History. Hanover & London: Wesleyan University Press, 1993, p.131-153. Howe

– SOCARIDES, Alexandra. “Introduction” to Dickinson Unbound. Paper, Process, Poetics. Oxford: OUP, 2012, p. 3-19. Socarides

– Cotter, Holland, New York Times, 5/12/2013, “A Poet Who Pushed (and Recycled) the Envelope ‘The Gorgeous Nothings’ Shows Dickinson’s ‘Envelope Poems’”:

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