ENGL388D - Writing Internship; Dickinson Electronic Archives
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Join a research team of senior scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates working across the university and with institutions of higher learning across the country, as well as with the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts, and on a Harvard University Press project, an Emily Dickinson Archive (www.hup.harvard.edu/features/dickinson/ and edickinson.org).  The Dickinson Electronic Archives project is offering internships for up to nine credit hours in research methods, digital humanities, and archival theory and practice.  Interns will work in areas of new media and can specify on which of the many DEA’s publishing initiatives they would like to spend at least eight hours per week.  Projects currently available are publications of Dickinson family papers that have not been available for the past century; research exploring the significance of erotic expressions in Dickinson that examines aspects of her biography and her compositional practices; research exploring the early twentieth-century travel journals of her sister-in-law Susan Dickinson; research on Dickinson family autobiographies, especially that of Emily Dickinson’s niece, Martha Dickinson Bianchi.  Besides the archival and/or technical work in which each will be engaged, interns will be asked to write a short progress report or research paper.