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Smith, Martha Nell 1953-

Works: 20 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 3,074 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Humor  History  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Archives  Dictionaries  Biography  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS1541.Z5, 811.4
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Most widely held works by Martha Nell Smith
Open me carefully : Emily Dickinson's intimate letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson by Emily Dickinson( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of selections from Emily Dickinson's 36-year correspondence to her neighbor and sister-in-law, Susan Huntington Dickinson, brings to light her key role in the poet's passion and inspiration, and as her primary reader and literary companion
Comic power in Emily Dickinson by Suzanne Juhasz( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this boldly revisionary work, three noted Dickinson scholars take issue with the traditional tragic image of the poet. Focusing on the comic elements in Dickinson's art from a feminist point of view, they show how Dickinson uses the comedic resources of language to contest all types of orthodoxy and to offer the possibility of transforming society. Following a jointly written chapter on "Comedy and Performance in Emily Dickinson's Poetry," each author takes up a different aspect of comedy in Dickinson's work. Suzanne Juhasz looks at teasing as a form of humor and criticism. Martha Nell Smith examines the cartoons (reproduced in this book) with which Dickinson illustrated some of her poems and letters and explores the way in which other poems present imagery in cartoon-like sequences. And Cristanne Miller delves into the humor of excess or grotesquerie which Dickinson uses to unhinge the reader's normalizing frames of reference and make space for a different perspective. These views introduce a new Emily Dickinson - playful, wry, witty, tough, bold, challenging, and successful. Comic Power in Emily Dickinson recovers a poet who questioned not only authority but also the structure of her society. It makes an important contribution to studies of women's humor and the relationship, between gender and authority
Rowing in Eden : rereading Emily Dickinson by Martha Nell Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily Dickinson wrote a "letter to the world" and left it lying in her drawer more than a century ago. This widely admired epistle was her poems, which were never conventionally published in book form during her lifetime. Since the posthumous discovery of her work, general readers and literary scholars alike have puzzled over this paradox of wanting to communicate widely and yet apparently refusing to publish. In this pathbreaking study, Martha Nell Smith unravels the paradox by boldly recasting two of the oldest and still most frequently asked questions about Emily Dickinson: Why didn't she publish more poems while she was alive? and Who was her most important contemporary audience? Regarding the question of publication, Smith urges a reconception of the act of publication itself. She argues that Dickinson did publish her work in letters and in forty manuscript books that circulated among a cultured network of correspondents, most important of whom was her sister-in-law, Susan Huntington Gilbert Dickinson. Rather than considering this material unpublished because unprinted, Smith views its alternative publication as a conscious strategy on the poet's part, a daring poetic experiment that also included Dickinson's unusual punctuation, line breaks, stanza divisions, calligraphic orthography, and bookmaking - all the characteristics that later editors tried to standardize or eliminate in preparing the poems for printing. Dickinson's relationship with her most important reader, Sue Dickinson, has also been lost or distorted by multiple levels of censorship, Smith finds. Emphasizing the poet-sustaining aspects of the passionate bonds between the two women, Smith shows that their relationship was both textual and sexual. Based on study of the actual holograph poems, Smith reveals the extent of Sue Dickinson's collaboration in the production of poems, most notably "Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers." This finding will surely challenge the popular conception of the isolated, withdrawn Emily Dickinson. Well-versed in poststructuralist, feminist, and new textual criticism, Rowing in Eden uncovers the process by which the conventional portrait of Emily Dickinson was drawn and offers readers a chance to go back to original letters and poems and look at the poet and her work through new eyes. It will be of great interest to a wide audience in literary and feminist studies
A companion to Emily Dickinson( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Companion to America's greatest woman poet showcases the diversity and excellence that characterize the thriving field of Dickinson studies.:.; Covers biographical approaches of Dickinson, the historical, political and cultural contexts of her work, and its critical reception over the years.; Considers issues relating to the different formats in which Dickinson's lyrics have been published - manuscript, print, halftone and digital facsimile.; Provides incisive interventions into current critical discussions, as well as opening up fresh areas of critical inquiry.; Features new work being d
Dickinson electronic archives( )

in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A website devoted to the study of Emily Dickinson, her writing practices, writings directly influencing her work, and critical and creative writings generated by her work. Includes links to sites related to Dickinson
Emily Dickinson's correspondences a born-digital textual inquiry by Emily Dickinson( )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unpublished in book form during her lifetime, the poems of Emily Dickinson were nonetheless shared with those she trusted most--through her letters. This XML-based archive brings together seventy-four poems and letters from Emily's correspondence with her sister-in-law and primary confidante, Susan Dickinson. Each text is presented with a digitized scan of the holograph manuscript. These images have zoom functionality as well as a special light-box feature that allows users to view and compare constellations of related documents. Users may search by date, genre, manuscript features, and full text. Dating from the 1850s to the end of Dickinson's life, the work collected here shows all the characteristics of the poet's mature art."
Dickinson Electronic Archives( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The homepage of The Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS). This site is devoted to the study of Emily Dickinson, her writing practices, writings generated by her work, and writings directly influencing her work
Emily Dickinson : a user's guide by Martha Nell Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rowing in Eden" : gender and the poetics of Emily Dickinson by Martha Nell Smith( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three-Phase Power Disturbance Monitor( )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The report describes a newly developed three-phase power disturbance monitor which consists of an overvoltage sensor counter, undervoltage sensor counter, low threshold pulse transient sensor counter, high threshold sensor counter and an over-under frequency sensor counter. The monitor will simultaneously monitor voltage or frequency variations and pulse transients of either positive or negative polarity on all phases of a 120/208, three-phase, 50-60 hertz power distribution circuit
Transient Susceptibility Test of AN/GYK-3(V) Digital Data Processing System at Skaggs Island( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Susceptibility tests were made on an AN/GYK-3(V) Digital Data Processing System at the Naval Security Group Headquarters at Skaggs Island, California, using Power Transient Synthesizer and Power Transient Monitor developed by the Civil Engineering Laboratory. These tests were to determine the quality of electrical power required by the system to operate with a minimum of failures. Eight components of the system were tested individually, and then the system as a whole was tested. Results are discussed in the report
Automatic Light Sensing and Control of Lighting Systems for Energy Conservation( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The rapidly rising cost of electrical energy makes its conservation increasingly more important. Electrical consumption can be reduced in a number of ways. One of the simplest is through lighting reduction; within this area are a number of options. One easy and often used approach is by removal of lamps; however, lamp removal without proper guidance can have seriously adverse effects on health, safety, productivity, and security. Another option is through use of controls; this may be as simple as installing switches. Automatic control systems to maintain required illumination levels are necessary if natural daylight from windows are to be effectively used. This report covers (1) an industry survey for commercially available control systems, (2) an evaluation of one commercial automatic control system, and (3) the development and evaluation of two different control systems developed by the Civil Engineering Laboratory. Evaluation of the control systems determined that electrical conservation was realized. (Author)
Practical Application and Effectiveness of Commercially Available Pulse Voltage Transient Suppressors( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Most utility power distribution systems at one time or another have random and periodic impulse voltage transients propagated throughout the system. In many cases these transients cause malfunction and physical damage to critical loads. It is possible to reduce the peak voltage levels of many types of transients to a level that most critical loads can tolerate. The report covers the results of test and evaluation of five types of commercially available impulse voltage transient suppressors. It was concluded that no one type suppressor tested meets all the requirements to completely protect critical loads, but some do effectively meet some of these requirements on a cost effective basis. (Author)
10-kv pulse generator. pulse test on autodin filter demonstrates generator capability( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report describes a newly developed pulse voltage generator which provides up to 10 kv of 2-, 10-, and 100-microsecond pulse voltage. These pulses can be superimposed at any phase angle on the base 60-Hertz power provided to operate the test item. Tests with this generator make feasible a more accurate determination of the pulse response behavior of test items under operational conditions because pulse testing is performed with the test item fully energized. To illustrate the type of information obtainable, test data on a radio-frequency interference suppressing AUTODIN power line filter is presented. It was found (1) that this type of filter develops high-frequency oscillatory voltages at the output when the input 60-Hertz power contains a pulse voltage; (2) these oscillatory voltages could be suppressed by placing capacitance across the filter input and output; and (3) filters can be designed to be free of high-frequency oscillatory voltages. (Author)
Digital forensics texting Emily Dickinson by Martha Nell Smith( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Martha Nell Smith explores Dickinson's sexuality and textuality, who is Dickinson's love object, Dickinson's relationship and correspondence with Susan Gilbert, and presents digital images of Dickinson's letters and letter-poems
Digital scholarship in the university tenure and promotion process by Scholarly Communication Symposium( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Landmark digital multimedia scholarship projects have existed since at least the mid-1990s --note the advent of George Mason University's Center for History and New Media--and the web is ubiquitous in higher education. Yet well over a decade on, the connection between promotion, tenure, or salary increases and digital scholarship is uncertain. In a long-awaited report in late 2006, the Modern Language Association said that we have reached 'a threshold moment' in digital scholarship and the promotion and tenure process, but left the challenge of change up to individual departments and institutions. Is there an understanding of what digital scholarship and its many facets entail? Is it the ability to win grants? Is it content provision to a project? Is it information architecture and visual design? Is it writing a software tool or designing a data structure that will underpin a project? Most digital scholarship projects are highly collaborative. Credit for digital scholarship has been defined by the criteria for traditional scholarship, but have criteria for an academic website been developed to the same degree that they have for an academic article?"--press release
A Simple Unison Mass by Martha Nell Smith( )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Problems in Electrical Engg by Martha Nell Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An experimental investigation for determining susceptibility limits and techniques for desensitization of solid state electronic equipment to power line transients by Martha Nell Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Rowing in Eden : rereading Emily DickinsonA companion to Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson : a user's guide