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E-mail: vladislav.areshka@port.ac.uk

I am a PhD researcher in American Literature. If brought to uniformity, my research interests span the fields of Anglo-American poetry, stylistics, historical linguistics. Yet the primary focus of my present work is contained within the following question: what would happen if we could hear Emily Dickinson speak?

Through reconstruction of ante-bellum New England pronunciation, my project recovers the historical speech of the region and inquires into how the poet herself would utter her verses (or expected them to be heard) and whether we would perceive the same kind of poetry when the notorious 'broken' lines and 'slant' rhymes are read with Dickinson's native accent. The linguistic findings reveal a whole new world of sound and meaning, granting a new pair of ears to the modern reader whose affection lies with nineteenth-century American poetry and, especially, with its most mysterious agentess.

Education/Academic qualification

MA, Lingue e Letterature Europee e Americane (European and American Languages and Literature), University of Rome Tor Vergata

Award Date: 17 Jul 2020

BA (Hons), Lingue e Letterature Moderne (Modern Languages and Literature), University of Rome Tor Vergata

Award Date: 25 Oct 2018

External positions

Research Assistant, School of Education and Sociology, University of Portsmouth

Jun 2023 → …


  • PR English literature
  • American literature
  • Nineteenth-century poetry
  • E151 United States (General)
  • New England history
  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • Historical linguistics
  • New England dialects