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Margaret Freeman

Another Way to See: Iconicity in Emily Dickinson's Fascicle 16

21 March 2016

Dickinson assembled many of her poems in 40 booklets or "fascicles." Experiencing the poems chosen for a particular fascicle provides a different approach from reading poems individually. In this presentation, I show how Dickinson's poetic art in Fascicle 16 iconically engages both poet and reader with experienced reality. That engagement enables readers of a Dickinson poem to cognize themselves as embodied beings embedded in, enacted by, and extended with the physical, social, cultural, and spiritual worlds of their experience.

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Dr Margaret Freeman is Emeritus Professor at Los Angeles Valley College and a founder of the Emily Dickinson International Society. She is Co-Director of the Myrifield Institute for Cognition and the Arts. View her work: academia.edu

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