March 29, 2002
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Domhnall Mitchell, a Dickinson scholar and Copeland Fellow at Amherst College, will give a lecture called “Getting Nearer, Knowing Less: Reading Emily Dickinson’s Manuscripts” on April 19, at 4 p.m. in Porter Lounge at Converse Hall at Amherst College. The talk, part of “Dickinson Alive” week, is free and open to the public.

Mitchell’s book Emily Dickinson: Monarch of Perception was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2000. He has published articles on Emily Dickinson in American Literature, The Emily Dickinson Journal, The Harvard Library Bulletin, Legacy and Nineteenth-Century Literature. Mitchell is a professor of 19th-century American literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology at Trondheim in Norway. He also served as the co-organizer of the fourth conference of the Emily Dickinson International Society, held in Trondheim.

Mitchell’s talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Amherst College Library, the Dickinson Homestead, and the Evergreens. The Archives and Special Collections department in Frost Library will have a small exhibition of Dickinson manuscripts related to Domnhall's talk and will host a reception following the lecture.