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Emily Dickinson

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2007
Summary:
Emily Dickinson was a poet who existed at the center of her nineteenth-century United States culture and yet wrote from a periphery located at the edge of her being. Integral to understanding her poetry is a contextual awareness of her spiritual struggle. The experience of cultural marginalization and the way it informs art through a peripheral perspective has been the focus of examination in much of modern and post-modern literary studies where attention is given as much to an author's cultural station as to his or her artistic creation. A close study of Emily Dickinson's poetry reveals a spiritually marginalized perspective which closely resembles the structural framework of cultural marginalization. While there are areas of Dickinson's poetic perspective where these two experiences merge, my examination of Dickinson concentrates on her personal spiritual liminality in her relationship with God as expressed in the context of her poetry and letters.
Title: Emily Dickinson: the language of a spiritually periipheral perspective.
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Name(s): Gallagher, Linda Pergolizzi.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of English
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: vii, 69 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Emily Dickinson was a poet who existed at the center of her nineteenth-century United States culture and yet wrote from a periphery located at the edge of her being. Integral to understanding her poetry is a contextual awareness of her spiritual struggle. The experience of cultural marginalization and the way it informs art through a peripheral perspective has been the focus of examination in much of modern and post-modern literary studies where attention is given as much to an author's cultural station as to his or her artistic creation. A close study of Emily Dickinson's poetry reveals a spiritually marginalized perspective which closely resembles the structural framework of cultural marginalization. While there are areas of Dickinson's poetic perspective where these two experiences merge, my examination of Dickinson concentrates on her personal spiritual liminality in her relationship with God as expressed in the context of her poetry and letters.
Identifier: 213499090 (oclc), 47851 (digitool), FADT47851 (IID), fau:4286 (fedora)
Note(s): by Linda Pergolizzi Gallagher.
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2007.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, FL : 2007 Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886
Spirituality -- Poetry
Spiritual life in literature
Belief and doubt in literature
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Owner Institution: FAU