Emily Dickinson's Shakespeare

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description of Activity

Dr. Páraic Finnerty, professor of English and American Literature at University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom, clarifies the essential role that Shakespeare had in Emily Dickinson’s life by locating her allusions to his writings within a nineteenth-century American context. In the process, he throws new light on Shakespeare’s multifaceted presence in Dickinson’s world: in education, theater, newspapers, public lectures, reading clubs, and literary periodicals.
Period26 May 2016
Held atAmherst College, United States, Massachusetts


  • William Shakespeare
  • Emily Dickinson