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Dickinson and Foreignhood
Emily Dickinson International Society Conference
July 12-14, Seville, Spain

July 11

10:30-2:30, 4:30-6:30    CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (Patio de la Cristalera)

8:00-9:00 POETRY IN MOTION: Instincts for Dance, a Choreographic Translation of Emily Dickinson’s Poetry, by Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau (CICUS, Universidad de Sevilla)

Conference Day 1, July 12

9:00-1:30 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (Patio de la Cristalera)

    Dean of the Facultad de Filología, José Javier Martos Ramos 
    Director of the Departamento de Filología Inglesa: Literatura Inglesa y
    Norteamericana, Carolina Sánchez-Palencia Carazo.
    President of EDIS, Elizabeth Petrino
    Conference Director, Jefferey Simons

10:00-11:30 SESSION #1

1.1 Inventive Translation and Untranslatability
        Chair: Juan Carlos Calvillo
        Adalberto Müller, Universidade Federal Fluminense
                “‘Like Her Translated Faces’: Reading the Untranslatable”
        Margaret Freeman, Myrifield Institute for Cognition and the Arts
                “‘In Foreign Port’: Context, Culture, and Cognition in Reading Dickinson’s                     Poetry”
        Ahmad Almallah, University of Pennsylvania
                “The past the past the present: Translating Dickinson into Arabic”
        Brunilda Kondi, University of Tirana
                “From “Alabaster Chambers” to Oda Alabastri: Dickinson in Albanian”  

1.2 Embodying Perception
        Chair: Ricardo Navarrete Franco
        Sabine Sielke, University of Bonn
                “The ‘“Undiscovered Continent” – No Settler had the Mind –,’ or: Travelling                 with Dickinson”
        Manuel Herrero-Puertas, National Taiwan University
                “Brain Corridors and Planks That Break: Dickinson’s Accessible
                Architecture of the Self”
        Sophia Houghton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
                “To Know Not What ‘Lasts’: Dickinson, Thermal Energy and Limited
        Paul Crumbley, Utah State University
                “Fascicle 39 and the Foreignhood of Future Creation”

1.3 Dickinson & Nineteenth-Century Touchstones
        Chair: Marianne Noble
        Renée Bergland, Simmons University
                “Dickinson’s Darwinian Poetics: ‘fight, or flight – or the foreign land’”
        Páraic Finnerty, University of Portsmouth
                “‘The Past is such a curious Creature’: Foreignhood and Dickinson’s
                Historical Imagination”
        Michael L. Manson, Georgetown Day School
                “Dickinson’s Aspirations among the Other Spasmodics”
        Thomas W. Howard, Washington University in St. Louis
                “Dickinson’s Scattered Fragments: Alienation and Affect in Aphoristic

11:30-12:00 COFFEE  

12:00-1:30 PLENARY PANEL #1   “Dickinson from New Editorial Perspectives” 
        Chair: Elizabeth Petrino 
        Marta L. Werner, Loyola University Chicago 
                “Intercepting Dickinson’s Master Documents: Experiments in Intimate
        Eliza Richards, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill  
                “‘The Obstructions of Genius’: Manuscript and Print in the Editing of Emily
                Dickinson and George Moses Horton”
        Cristanne Miller, University at Buffalo SUNY 
                “‘All the letters I can write’: Insights from a New Letters Edition”

1:30-3:00 LUNCH

3:00-4:30 Session #2

2.1 Troubling the Nation
        Chair: Paul Crumbley
        Ryan Poll, Northeastern Illinois University
                “‘Citizen Gardener’: Emily Dickinson, Gardening, and Re-Imagining
        Christa Holm Vogelius, University of Copenhagen
                “Seeing New Englandly: Landscape and the Local”
        Anne Ramirez, Neumann University
                “‘Away from Home’: Dickinson as Eternal Emigrant”
        José Alvergue, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
                “Foreign after Nation”

2.2 Queering Dickinson: As “Foreign” as “Firmament to Fin”? 
        Chair: María de los Ángeles Toda Iglesia  
        María Camila Vera Arias, University of Massachusetts Amherst
                “Dickinson, Amante: Tracing Queer Emily in Spanish”
        Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau, Université Clermont Auvergne
                “Choreographing Queerness”
        Margaret Rhee, University at Buffalo SUNY
                “Queer Dickinson: On Visual Cultures and the Intervention of Queer”
        Martha Nell Smith, University of Maryland
                “Wild Nights and Twerking: Emily Dickinson in the Movies and on TV”

2.3 Dickinson Reading and Being Read 
        Chair: Juan Ignacio Guijarro González 
        Elizabeth Petrino, Fairfield University
                “The Sea, the Brook, and a Camel: Dickinson’s Reading and Literary
        Marianne Noble, American University
                “Emily Dickinson’s Surprising Allusions: Buried Treasures” 
        Jonathan Elmer, Indiana University
                “My Blue Peninsula—Is a Gulf—not—A Promontory”
        Ricardo Miguel Alfonso, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
                “Dickinson Outside the American Renaissance”

4:30-5:00 COFFEE 

5:00-6:30 Session #3 

3.1 Translation and Reception
        Chair: Carolina Sánchez-Palencia Carazo 
        Benigno Sánchez-Eppler, Amherst College
                “‘But I guess guessing hurts’ . . . ‘Until my faint rehearsal drops into tune’: 
                Reading Dickinson’s Variants and Versions as a Translator”
        Pola Biblis, Jagiellonian University
                “‘To Fall in Love with a Poet’s Mind’: Dickinson’s Polish translators”
        María Isabel Porcel García, Universidad de Sevilla
                “Dickinson’s Reception in Spanish and Peninsular Languages & Latin
                American Scholarship”
        Rocío Saucedo Dimas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
                “Dickinson Speaks Spanish: Archivo Dickinson (2018), a Book of Poems
                by María Negroni”

3.2 Encoding Queerness and Gender 
        Chair: Martha Nell Smith
        Vivian Pollak, Washington University in St. Louis
                “Dickinson and the Cecil Dreemes of Literature”
        Stephanie Ann Bontell, Virginia Tech
                “‘And One in the Eden of God’: The Influence of George Sand’s
                Ecologies on the Life and Work of Emily Dickinson”
        Susannah Sharpless, Cornell University
                “‘Love Marine:’ Cargo and Commodified Romance in Dickinson”
        Anna Torvaldsen, McGill University 
                “Dickinson’s Satin Cash: Floral Gifts and Poetic Sociability”

3.3 Transporting Idiom 
        Chair: José María Tejedor Cabrera 
        Ryan Cull, New Mexico State University
                “The ‘General Sum’: Dickinson Thinking Beyond Foreignness or
        Gianna Fusco, University of L’Aquila, Italy
                “‘Periods of Seas – / Unvisited by Shores’: Spatiotemporal Foreignhood in
                Dickinson’s Poems about the Sea”
        Katrina Marie Dzyak, Columbia University
                “‘This World did drop away”: The Social and the Scientific in Dickinson’s 
                ‘Balloon’ Poems”
        Yanyu Gao, Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, China
                “Particular Contexts for Understanding and Interpreting Dickinson’s

8:00-9:00 POETRY READING: Emily Dickinson in English and in Spanish Translation (Real Alcázar de Sevilla) 

Conference Day 2, July 13

9:30-11:00 Session #4 

4.1 Dickinson, Helen Hunt Jackson, and Shaping Fulfillment
        Chair: Christa Vogelius 
        Lesley Ginsberg, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
                “The ‘Foreign’ in Dickinson and Helen Hunt Jackson”
        Judith Scholes, St Mark’s and Corpus Christi Colleges, University of British 
        Columbia, Vancouver
                “Dickinson’s Foreign Reader”
        Irene López Sánchez, University of Kent
                “Foreign (Representations of) Happiness in Dickinson’s Writings”
        Ronnie K. Stephens, University of Texas at Arlington
                “Foreignhood and Liminality in Dickinson’s ‘The Wind begun to knead
                the Grass’”

4.2 Foreignhood at Home: Dickinson in Place 
        Chair: Adeline Chevrier-Bousseau
        Naihao Lee, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan
                “Dickinson’s Neighbors”
        Nan Wolverton, American Antiquarian Society
                “‘A Hint of Ports – and Peoples’: Dickinson’s Material World and
        Dongqing Li, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
                “Animal Ethics in Dickinson’s Poems from the Perspective of Taoism”
        Cuihua Xu, Guangdong University
                “Dickinson’s Celebrations of Being Alive in ‘I am alive – I guess –’”

4.3 Form, Harmonies, and Sensual Imagination 
        Chair: Miguel Juan Gronow Smith
        María Carla Sánchez, University of North Carolina, Greensboro 
                “Emily on Instagram: Instapoetry and Social Media Adaptations of
        Jing Xu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecoms
                “Dickinson’s Depression and Buddhist Solution” 
        David Pérez Calvillo, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
                “‘After great pain, a formal feeling comes’: Comedy as Otherness in
                Dickinson’s Poetry and the Apple TV Series”
        Souad Baghli Berbar, University of Tlemcen
                “‘Infinite to Venture’: Dickinson and the Trope of Travel”

11:00-11:30 COFFEE 

11:30-1:00 PLENARY PANEL #2 “Dickinson’s Poetry Abroad” 
        Chair: Adalberto Müller
        Juan Carlos Calvillo Reyes, Colegio de México 
                “Portrait in a Convex Mirror: Dickinson’s Influence on Contemporary
                Spanish-Language Poets”
        Margarita García Candeira, Universidad de Huelva 
                “The World as Garden: Versions of Pastoral in Dickinson and Olvido García
        Shira Wolosky, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
                “Paul Celan’s Translations of Dickinson”

1:00-2:30 LUNCH 

2:30-4:00 Session #5 

5.1 Dickinson & Poets across Cultures
        Chair: Antoine Cazé
        Mariana Machová, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice and Charles 
        University, Prague
                “Transnational Dickinson: Familiarity in Foreignness”
        Inmaculada Caro Rodríguez, Universidad de Sevilla
                “Emily Dickinson and Magda Bello”  
        Chitra Sreedharan, Fergusson College, India
                “Daughters of the Sacred Muse—Emily Dickinson and Bahinabai
        Siyun Fang, University of Mississippi
                “‘I’m ceded – I’ve stopped being theirs’: Feminism in Patriarchy”

5.2 Dickinson and the Arts  
        Chair: Margarita García Candeira
        Nancy Krakaur, independent multimedia artist
                “Dickinson’s Metaphors of Mind”
        Erin Elizabeth Piemont, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
                “Dickinson, Portraiture, and the Estrangement of the Face” 
        Rosella Mamoli Zorzi, Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice
                “Dickinson and European Painters”
        Nicole Panizza, Coventry University
                “‘La Voce Sublime’: Dickinson and the Art of Bel Canto”

5.3 The Mind’s Estrangement 
        Chair: Sabine Sielke
        Benjamin Kylan Rice, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
                “‘Paralysis / Done Perfecter in Stone’: Dickinson’s Gem-Poetics”
        Melba Jensen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
                “Intoxication: Emily Dickinson’s Vocabulary of Vocation”
        Cook, Vanessa E., University College, London 
                “‘A still – Volcano – Life’: Dickinson and Hysteria”
        Amy Nestor, Independent Scholar
                “an… of—Dickinson. Pain. Estrangingness”

4:00-4:30 COFFEE 

4:30-6:30 Session #6 

6.1 Social Orders and Foreignhood
        Chair: Dan Manheim
        Francesca G. Razzi, D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
                “Imaginary Transatlantic Crossings: Textual Configurations of
                Domesticity and Foreignhood in Dickinson’s Italian Atlas”
        Peter Balaam, Carleton College
                “‘Our lives are Swiss’: Dickinson’s Geographies of Regulation and
        Yilin La, Indiana University Bloomington 
                “Transcendental Foreignhood: Dickinson’s Postlapsarian Poetics of Prayer”
        Xiaoquan Raphael Zhang, American University
                “Sinicizing Di Jinsen: The Canonization of Dickinson and Her Poems in
                Post-1980s China” 

6.2 Gender and Maternity
        Chair: Páraic Finnerty
        Elena Valli, Trinity College, Dublin
                “‘Unacknowledged Clay’: Foreign Lands and the Representation of Fertility
                in Dickinson’s Poetry”
        Paula Serrano Elena, Universidad de Zaragoza
                “The Power of the Ideal: Analysis of the Effects of the Ideal of Motherhood
                in Dickinson” 
        Miguel Juan Gronow Smith, Universidad de Sevilla
                “Emily Dickinson: Intimately Foreign to Herself”
        Holly Norton, University of Northwestern Ohio
                “On the Inside Looking Out: Dickinson’s Window on the World”

6.3 Rereading the Civil War
        Chair: Eliza Richards 
        Ryan Heryford, California State University East Bay
                “‘an instant’s act’: Dickinson’s Ruins”
        Wendy Tronrud, Bard Prison Initiative, Bard College
                “‘Vesuvius at Home’: Foreignhood and Dickinson’s Volcano Poems”
        Ivy Schweitzer and Al Salehi, Dartmouth College and University of Memphis
                “Reckoning with Dickinson: On Otherness and Repair”
        Michelle Kohler, Tulane University
                “‘Go[ing] / White’: Temporality, Race, and the Body in Dickinson’s Poetry”

9:00 BANQUET(registration required)

Conference Day 3, July 14

9:30-11:00 Session #7

7.1 Dickinson and Lyric 
        Chair: Cristanne Miller
        Nelly Lambert, Bard College
                “Freeing the Sonnet’s Gown: Essence of Form in Dickinson”
        Amy Yue-Yin Chan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
                “Gathering ‘Paradise’: Perfect Shared Silences in Dickinson’s Lyric”
        Emma Horst, Loyola University Chicago
                “Defamiliarization in Manuscript Studies: A Textual Close Reading of
                Dickinson’s ‘Two Butterflies’”
        Lianggong Luo, Central China Normal University
                “Materialization of Language in Dickinson’s Poetry”

7.2 Dickinson’s Ecologies 
        Chair: Renée Bergland (?)
        Li-hsin Hsu, National Chengchi University
                “‘But nature is a stranger yet’: Dickinson’s Ecogothic and Morton’s
        Baihua Wang, Fudan University, China
                “Science and Sensibility: Dickinson’s Botanical Imagination and Sexual
        Leonor María Martínez Serrano, Universidad de Córdoba
                “‘A Blossom, or a Book’: Dickinson on the Poetry of Earth”
        Li Ling, Central-South University, China
                “Dickinson’s Non-human Minute Biological Imagery & Imagination of Eco-

7.3 Debating Race and Foreignhood  
        Chair: Karen Sánchez-Eppler
        Stephanie Farrar, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
                “Exploring Dickinson’s Racialized Foreignhood”
        Trevin Corsiglia, Washington University, St. Louis
                “‘I – feared the Sea – too much’: Race, Class and ‘Dark Epistemology’ in
        Aitana Monzón Blasco, Universidad de Zaragoza
                “The Foreign in the Self: Dickinson and Her Poetic ‘Other’” 
        Helena Maragou, The American College of Greece, Deree
                “‘Foreignhood’ and Dickinson’s Poetics of Horror”

11:00-11:30 COFFEE 


All are welcome! Led by incoming EDIS President, Eliza Richards

12:30-2:00 LUNCH 

2:00-3:00 TRANSLATION WORKSHOP (Aula de Grados)

Directed by Antoine Cazé. Registration required.


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