February 11, 2013
Vol. 28 , No. 08
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'The Ear is the Last Face’: Reading Dickinson in Lyrical Time
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; LECTURE 12:00 P.M. PARENTS DINING ROOM
Cristanne Miller is a leading Emily Dickinson scholar, praised for being an “exciting reader” of Dickinson with “close and thoughtful interpretation” of Dickinson’s poems. She is the Edward H. Butler Professor of English and Chair of the Department at the University at Buffalo in New York. She received her PhD in 1980 from the University of Chicago, and was for many years the W.M. Keck Distinguished Service Professor at Pomona College. She has also served as past President of the Emily Dickinson International Society, and currently edits The Emily Dickinson Journal. She has been a fellow at the Free University of Berlin, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the University of Oxford, and was President of the Modernist Studies Association from 2006-07.
Miller established her reputation as a foremost scholar of Emily Dickinson with the publication in 1987 of Emily Dickinson: A Poet's Grammar. David Porter praised Miller for showing "readers what is actually at stake in this idiosyncratic verse and maps better than anyone to date the links between the grammatical choices and literary identity”. Other reviewers were similarly enthusiastic.
Cristanne Miller has also published extensively on Marianne Moore, modernist poetry, gender, poetry and theory, American Civil War poetry, women and language, feminism and poetry, and Walt Whitman.
Her most notable publications include Reading In Time: Dickinson in the Nineteenth Century (2012), Cultures of Modernism: Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, Else Lasker-Schüler. Gender and Literary Community in New York and Berlin (2005), and Marianne Moore: Questions of Authority (1995).