American Classics: Emily Dickinson

Christine Perrin June 22, 2011

Presented at:
SCL Conference 2011


This is a seminar-long introduction to Emily Dickinson, grandparent of American poetry and one of the most distinctive voices in poetics. We will look at her work, her biography, her identifying characteristics, and consider some assignments by practicing poetry together- a disciplined marveling. Dickinson compels us to follow her into the dark after her. This seminar is appropriate for dialectic and rhetoric in particular, but would offer guidance to the grammar school teacher too.


Grammar Poetry Rhetoric


Christine Perrin
Dr. Christopher Perrin is an author, consultant and speaker, who is committed to the national renewal of the liberal arts tradition. He co-founded and serves full time as the CEO/publisher at Classical Academic Press, a classical education curriculum, media, and consulting company. Christopher serves as a consultant to charter, public, private, and Christian schools across the country. He is the former vice president of the Society for Classical Learning and the director of the Alcuin Fellowship of classical educators. He has published numerous articles and lectures that are widely used throughout the United States and the English-speaking world. Christopher received his B.A. in history from the University of South Carolina and his M.Div. and Ph.D. in apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary. He was also a special student in literature at St. Johns College in Annapolis. He has taught at Messiah College and Chesapeake Theological Seminary, and served as the founding headmaster of a classical school in Harrisburg, PA for ten years. He is the author of the books An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents, The Greek Alphabet Code Cracker, Greek for Children, and co-author of the Latin for Children series published by Classical Academic Press.

Other Contributions by Christine Perrin

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American Classics: T.S. Eliot

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