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I explore the relationship between epistemology, linguistics, and the sublime in the poetry of Emily Dickinson by reading her work in conversation with several major intellectual figures of nineteenth century New England, including William Paley, Thomas Upham, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Noah Webster. Using the insights gained from this intellectual-historical research, I develop a model for reading the poetry based in Jean-Francois Lyotard's account of the Kantian sublime.
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Repetti, Jonathan Martin, "Emily Dickinson "In Waters Green": Skepticism - Lexicography - Sublimity" (2017). Senior Projects Spring 2017. 39.
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