Other Publications

Review, “Emily Dickinson’s Music Book and the Musical Life of an American Poet, by George Boziwick,” Legacy, Volume 40, nos. 1-2, 2024, pp. 263-265.

Review, “Boziwick, George, Emily Dickinson’s Music Book and the Musical Life of an American Poet,” Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin, 2023.

“‘Discretion in the Interval’: Emily Dickinson, Musical Improvisation, and Manuscript Variations,” Chapter 24, Oxford Handbook to Emily Dickinson, Oxford University Press, edited by Cristanne Miller and Karen Sanchez-Eppler, 2022, pp. 407-424.

Guest-edited themed issue, “New Directions in Emily Dickinson and Music,” and co-wrote “Introduction” with co-editor Assistant Professor Samantha Landau; and contributed essay, “‘the Bird / Who sings the same, unheard, / As unto Crowd -’: Dickinson’s Birdsongs and the Sentimental Ideal of Spontaneous Utterance,” Women’s Studies, Vol. 50, No. 2, March 2020.

“Emily Dickinson, Jenny Lind, and Rural Nineteenth-Century Fandom,” Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, Volume 12, 2020. 38-53.

“‘Invisible, as Music –’: What the Earliest Musical Settings of Emily Dickinson’s Poems, Including Two Previously Unknown, Tell Us about Dickinson’s Musicality,” Emily Dickinson Journal, Volume 28, no. 2, 2019. 73-105.

“Athenot, Éric and Cristanne Miller, eds. Whitman & Dickinson: A Colloquy,”  Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Volume 36, no. 3: Spring / Summer 2019. 353-357.

“What Academic Humanists Can Learn from Nonprofits,” Public Humanities as / and Comparatist Practice cluster, Contemporaries / Post45.

“Emily C. Friedman. Reading Smell in Eighteenth-Century Fiction.” The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer, Volume 31, no. 2: October 2017. 29-31.


Forthcoming, co-edit special issue, ESQ, 2024, “Thomas Wentworth Higginson, apart from Emily Dickinson,” and contribute Introduction and essay, “Reported, Phonographically: Thomas Wentworth Higginson’s 1858-1859 Spiritualist Lectures, Extemporaneous Speech, and the Problem of Evidence.”

“Emily Dickinson, George Sand, and Making Noise,” Emily Dickinson International Society Annual Meeting, July 2023

“George Sand’s Consuelo Novels and Margaret Fuller’s Improvised Work-Life,” Thoreau Society Annual Gathering, July 2023

Convener and Chair, “Thomas Wentworth Higginson, apart from Emily Dickinson” roundtable, Modern Language Association, January 2022

Chair, “Personal Passions and Pleasures” panel, and presenter, “Nineteenth-Century American Women Writing about Music,” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Conference, November 2021

“Surprise in Charles Brockden Brown’s Time, and Ours,” Charles Brockden Brown Society, October 2021

Chair, conference panel, “The Art of Mortality: Death, Philosophy, and Suicide,” Emily Dickinson International Society Annual Meeting, August 7, 2021.

“Robbed Time: Emily Dickinson, Rhythm, and Rubato,” Emily Dickinson International Society panel, “Dickinson in Her and Our Time,” at the 2021 American Literature Association conference; my paper begins at about 40 minutes, 15 seconds.

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