Journals, Literature

T. S. Eliot Studies Annual: Frances Dickey in conversation with Jahan Ramazani

The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual is the leading venue for the critical reassessment of Eliot’s life and work in light of the ongoing publication of his letters, critical volumes of his complete prose, the 2015 edition of his complete poems, and the forthcoming critical edition of his plays. Volume 4 of the Annual celebrates the centenary of The Waste Land, and also coincides with Eliot’s birthday on 26th September. To celebrate, we are making the following article free to read throughout September 2022:

It’s author, Jahan Ramazani, is a scholar and distinguished Professor of English at the University of Virginia, and joins our Editor, Frances Dickey, in conversation for an exclusive interview about his article and the ideas explored within latest volume more broadly. They discuss world elegy, its relation to The Waste Land, and consider the value of The Waste Land in helping us think about climate change and environmental losses. Lastly, Ramazani responds to the question, should Eliot be “cancelled”?


About the Journal

All critical approaches to the journal are welcome, as are essays pertaining to any aspect of Eliot’s work as a poet, critic, playwright, editor, foremost exemplar of modernism, or his influence on twentieth-century and contemporary literature and culture. Each volume of the Annual provides a selection of original, peer-reviewed essays representing the best in current Eliot scholarship. In addition, the Annual publishes shorter research notes, book reviews, and a comprehensive bibliography of Eliot-related publications.

The Annual is a joint production of the International T. S. Eliot Society and Clemson University Press in association with Liverpool University Press. Members of the International T.S.Eliot Society will receive online access to the journal as part of their membership. You can also recommend the Annual to your institution by contacting your librarian using our email template.

Find out more at www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/r/t.s.eliot  


New Books in T. S. Eliot Studies

Modernist Reformations: Poetry as Theology in Eliot, Stevens and Joyce by Stephen Sicari

In Modernist Reformations, the author demonstrates how three high modernist writers reform religious experience for an age dominated by the extremes of radical scepticism and dogmatic rigidity. Offering new and provocative readings of these well-studied writers, Modernist Reformations will deepen appreciation of their achievements.

T. S. Eliot and Organicism by Jeremy Diaper

 T. S. Eliot and Organicism
by Jeremy Diaper
New in paperback

This book reads T. S. Eliot’s poetry and plays in light of his sustained preoccupation with organicism. It demonstrates that Eliot’s environmental concerns emerged as a notable theme in his literary works from his early poetry notebook of poems known as Inventions of the March Hare at least until Murder in the Cathedral.

You can view the full collection of T. S. Eliot Studies texts via the Liverpool University Press website.

Meet the Editors of The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual on the LUP blog here.


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