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.
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