Course detail: OSH271 - Spending Time with Emily Dickinson

What most people know about Emily Dickinson is that she wrote poetry, only wore white and was an eccentric recluse. But is this an accurate representation of Dickinson? In this course we will look at how Emily Dickinson's family and friends, the religious milieu in which she lived and her own spirituality contributed to her becoming the poet and person she was. We will also look at a fraction of Emily Dickinson's nearly 1,800 poems, and some of her letters, to better understand how family life, nature, education, health, war, women's roles and religion influenced their lyricism and themes.

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