The Anachronistic Turn: Historical Fiction, Drama, Film and Television
Literature professor Stephanie Russo’s new book on the style and impact of Dickinson is now out from Routledge. December 2023.

Tell It Slant Award
The Emily Dickinson Museum  honored Alena Smith with the Tell It Slant Award for her service to the museum and the legacy of Emily Dickinson. September 2023.

Amherst College DeMott Lecture
Alena delivered the annual welcoming address for the students of Amherst College. Read more here: Advice to the Class of 2027: Build An Inner LifeLabor Day 2023.

The Ankler Podcast: “It Will Surprise Us How Fast It Can Disappear”
“Dickinson” creator and showrunner Alena Smith on her warning about Hollywood’s future. August 2023.