Suzanne Juhasz

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Women writers
  • Feminist and psychoanalytic theory
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Literature and the performing arts
  • Modernism


  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1970
  • M.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1967
  • B.A., Bennington College, 1963



  • A Desire for Women: Relational Psychoanalysis, Writing, and Relationships Between Women. Rutgers University Press, 2003
  • Reading from the Heart: Women Readers, Women Writers, and the Search for True Love.
  • Viking Penguin, 1994; Penguin, 1995
  • With Camille Roman and Cristanne Miller, The Language and Women Debate: A Sourcebook. Rutgers University Press, 1993; re-issued as an eBook by netLibrary, 1999
  • With Cristanne Miller and Martha Nell Smith, Comic Power in Emily Dickinson: A Study of Performance and Audience. University of Texas Press, 1993
  • Editor, with Cristanne Miller. Emily Dickinson: A Celebration for Readers. Gordon & Breach, 1989. Published simultaneously as a special issue of Women’s Studies, Vol. 16, Nos. 1-2 (1989)
  • The Undiscovered Continent: Emily Dickinson and the Space of the Mind. Indiana University Press, 1983
  • Editor, Feminist Critics Read Emily Dickinson. Indiana University Press, 1983
  • Naked and Fiery Forms: Modern American Poetry by Women, A New Tradition. Octagon Books, 1976; Harper and Row, 1976
  • Metaphor and the Poetry of Williams, Pound, and Stevens. Bucknell University Press

Selected Recent Essays

  • “The Queer Poetics of May Swenson.” New Perspectives on May Swenson. Utah State University Press, 2006
  • “The Amplitude of Queer Desire in Dickinson’s Erotic Language.” The Emily Dickinson Journal. Vol 14, No. 2 (2005)
  • “The Prince Is Wearing a Tutu: Queer Identity and Identificatory Reading in Jane Hamilton’s The Short History of a Prince. American Imago, Vol. 61, No. 2 (Summer 2004), 134-165
  • ”Mother Writing and the Narrative of Maternal Subjectivity. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Vol. 4, No. 4 (2003), 395-425
  • “Taking Class: Memoirs of a Classroom Ballerina.” Dance Chronicle: Studies in Dance and the Related Arts. Vol. 26, No. 3 (2003), 333-346
  • With Cristanne Miller, “Performances of Gender in Dickinson’s Poetry.” The Cambridge Companion to Emily Dickinson, ed. Wendy Martin. Cambridge University Press, 2002, 107-128
  • “Towards Recognition: Writing and the Mother-Daughter Relationship,” American Imago, Vol. 57, No. 2 (Summer 2000), 157-184
  • “The Irresistible Lure of Repetition and Dickinson’s Poetry of Analogy,” The Emily Dickinson Journal, Special Conference Issue: Emily Dickinson at Home, Vol. IX, No. 2 (2000), 23-31
  • “Emily Dickinson,” in Steven R. Serafin, ed., Encyclopedia of American Literature. Continuum, 1999, 269-272.
  • “Reading Austen Writing Emma,” Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal On-Line, Vol. 21, No. 1 (1999).
  • “New Directions in Dickinson Scholarship: Materiality and the Poet,” in Gudrun Grabher, Cristanne Miller and Roland Hagenbüchle, eds., The Emily Dickinson Handbook. University of Massachusetts Press, 1998, pp. 427-439
  • “Metaphor”; “Poetry, as Subject”; “‘After great pain, a formal feeling comes–‘”; “The Emily Dickinson Journal”; in Jane Donahue Eberwein, ed., An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia. Greenwood Press, 1998, pp. 195-197, 230-231, 2-3, 103-104
  • “Lesbian Romance Fiction and the Plotting of Desire: Narrative Theory, Lesbian Identity, and Reading Practice,” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Spring 1998), 65-82
  • With Cristanne Miller, “Comic Power: A Performance,” The Emily Dickinson Journal. Special Conference Issue, Vol. V, No. 2 (Fall 1996), 84-91
  • “Adventuring in the World of the Symbolic: Emily Dickinson and Metaphor,” in Cristanne Miller and Lynn Keller, eds., Feminist Measures: Soundings in Poetry and Theory, University of Michigan Press, 1994, 139-162

Editorial Positions

  • Founding editor, The Emily Dickinson Journal

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Women’s Studies Senior Scholar, CU Boulder, 2003-2007
  • Faculty Fellowships, CU Boulder, 1987-1988, 2001-2002
  • Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Excellence in Research, 2000
  • Flora Stone Mather Visiting Distinguished Visiting Professor Case Western Reserve University, Fall 1998
  • American Association of Women Founders Distinguished Senior Scholar Award, 1998
  • Dorothy Martin First Annual Woman Faculty Award, CU Boulder, 1998
  • Martha Hoag Clifford Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Association of University Women, 1981-1982