Date of Award
Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW)
Dr. Todd Harper
Dr. Erin Bahl
This capstone will discuss what channels mediate public access to literary content in the case of Emily Dickinson’s poems and letters. The discussion continues with how this was a problem for Dickinson while she was alive due to her reclusiveness and unorthodox punctuation. The capstone then looks at the other aspects of this in the roles that editors, the merchandise now made with lines from Dickinson’s work, and digital technologies play in that circulation, but also how they have played a role in making Dickinson a pop culture icon in the 21st century.
Merrigan, Stephanie, "Emily Dickinson: 19th Century Poet in a 21st Century World" (2020). Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones. 81.