Scholar Páraic Finnerty presents this lecture on Emily Dickinson and her British contemporaries. A professor of English and American Literature at the University of Portsmouth, Finnerty’s central research interests are American literature and transatlantic literary relations. His first book, Emily Dickinson’s Shakespeare (2006), examines Shakespeare’s reception in nineteenth-century America and locates Dickinson’s allusions to his writings in this context. His second book, Dickinson and her British Contemporaries, explores connections between Dickinson’s writings and the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, the Brontës, and George Eliot.
This program is free and open to the public.