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Meaning in Dickinson's manuscripts : intending the unintentional.

Bushell, Sally (2005) Meaning in Dickinson's manuscripts : intending the unintentional. Emily Dickinson Journal, 14 (1). pp. 24-61. ISSN 1096-858X

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    Situating itself within current debates over the location and valuing of meaning in Dickinson's poetry, in the manuscripts or in edited texts, this essay argues that both positions depend upon unverifiable authorial intentions. Instead, it explores Dickinson's poetry through the idea of "unintended" meaning (external to the poet) which is understood to be an essential part of the creative process for all writers, often present in early manuscript material. The essay then reads a number of poems in the context of their material existence to explore visual and spatialelements of unintentional meaning which they contain.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Emily Dickinson Journal
    Additional Information: Copyright © The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in The Emily Dickinson Journal, Volume 14, Issue 1, 2005, pages 24-61.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Dickinson ; process ; meaning ; intention ; unintentional ; manuscripts
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > English & Creative Writing
    ID Code: 26374
    Deposited By: Dr Sally Bushell
    Deposited On: 06 May 2009 10:29
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 00:44
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