Kieth Mikos on Emily Dickinson and Textual Materialism: Literary Studies Speaker Series

Professor Kieth Mikos will continue the Literary Studies Speaker Series this quarter with his presentation, “Dots and Dashes – Scraps and Stains: Moving Beyond Dickinson’s Manuscripts.”

The event takes place on Thursday, February 25 from 4:30-6:00 pm in Arts and Letters Room 413.

Mikos earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Minnesota. His research and teaching interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, culture and technology, and the history of philosophy. His most recent work examines textual materialism and issues of scale in Emily Dickinson and Herman Melville, where he considers how seemingly small, inconsequential details can have very big implications for interpretation and criticism. Keith teaches courses on the American renaissance, modern American literature, multiethnic literature, literature and film, and the American novel.

Literary Speakers Series events are on the way this winter and spring. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Heffernan ( or Bill Johnson-González (

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