The Eschatologicality in Emily Dickinson’s Poetry


  • Md. Hafijur Rahman Md. Hafijur Rahman, an alumnus of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Bangladesh Islami University. He is a life time member of BELTA and a research fellow in the M. Phil program, in the Department of English, Jahangirnagar University. His areas of interests include Postcolonial literature, Gender and Cultural studies, Diaspora literature, and Indian writers writing in English



Eschatologicality, Terminality, Calvinism, Puritanism, Apocalypse, Day of Judgment


Emily Dickinson’s artistic self was an outcome of the Calvinist branch of mainstream Christianity and her intellectual descent from eschatological people, the seventeenth century, New England Puritans. This spiritual backdrop along with some elementary ecclesiastical propensity of her New England pedigree contributed to her work. One of those pre dispositions was to scrutinize everything underneath the shadow of the end of life. The sense of end characterizes Dickinson’s eschatological sensibility. Dickinson’s poems loom large with images like death, darkness, destruction, dissolution, doomsday, Day of Judgment, and the like. Since the study of eschatologicality is crucial in understanding Dickenson’s poems, the aim of this paper is to analyze different aspects of eschatologicality in Dickinson’s poems.




How to Cite

Hafijur Rahman, M. . (2015). The Eschatologicality in Emily Dickinson’s Poetry. Crossings: A Journal of English Studies, 6(1), 134–147.