Chapter 43: Surprises with Martha Nell Smith

Episode 19 December 29, 2023 01:06:17
Chapter 43: Surprises with Martha Nell Smith
Jo's Boys: A Little Women Podcast
Chapter 43: Surprises with Martha Nell Smith

Dec 29 2023 | 01:06:17

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Show Notes

Jo falls asleep fantasizing about becoming a literary spinster with a pen for a spouse. What follows had better be a dream sequence. Here to heap vials of wrath on the head of one Lou Alcott is legendary Dickinson scholar Martha Nell Smith. Dr. Smith is the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, Professor of English, and Founding Director of the Maryland Institute of Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland. She was the president of the Emily Dickinson International Society and the coordinator and executive editor of the Dickinson Electronic Archives at the University of Virginia. She is the editor and writer of countless works on the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson, and the film Wild Nights with Emily is largely based on her scholarship, as is the bevy of Emisue fanfiction on AO3.

Our cover art is by Mattie Lubchansky. It interpolates the cover art for Bethany C. Morrow's book "So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix," with permission from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group. It also interpolates the cover art for Hena Khan’s book “More to the Story,” with permission from Simon & Schuster. Our theme music is Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 16 in C Major. This episode was edited by Antoinette Smith.

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