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Editing Emily Dickinson

The Production of an Author

By Lena Christensen

© 2008 – Routledge

200 pages

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About the Book

Editing Emily Dickinson considers the processes through which Dickinson's work has been edited in the twentieth century and how such editorial processes contribute specifically to the production of Emily Dickinson as author. The posthumous editing of her handwritten manuscripts into the conventions of the book and the electronic archive has been informed by editors' assumptions about the literary work; at stake is fundamentally what a Dickinson poem may be, or, rather, how we may approach such an object.


"This is an extremely useful, clear-sighted account of the history of editing Emily Dickinson, essential reading for all literary critics, editors, and manuscript critics of her work." Review 19

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Authoring Emily Dickinson 2. Material Dickinson: The Function of the Manuscript in Dickinson Studies 3. Digital Dickinson: From Editions to Archives. Conclusion

About the Series

Studies in Major Literary Authors

Studies in Major Literary Authors features outstanding scholarship on celebrated and neglected authors of both canonical and lesser-known texts.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General