course will examine the writing of Emily Dickinson, both her poetry
and her letters.
We will consider the cultural, historical, and familial environment
in which she wrote, with special attention paid to Dickinson's place
as a woman artist in the nineteenth century. Students will be asked
to complete a community-based learning project in which some aspect
of Dickinson's life and work is interpreted for the general public
and incorporated into an ongoing display at the Dickinson Homestead.
The class will meet at the Dickinson Homestead in Amherst.
Humanities I-A requirement
Prerequsite: Junior/Senior, 8 credits in women's studies beyond
101, or permission of instructor;
4 credits; enrollment limited to
hours) in Amherst