T.S. Eliot International Summer School, June 27 – July 4, 2009

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Director: Professor Ronald Schuchard (Emory University).

Executive Director: Dr Wim Van Mierlo (University of London).

The Summer School will bring together some of the most distinguished scholars of T.S. Eliot and Modern Literature, including Jewel Spears Brooker (Eckerd College), Robert Crawford (St Andrews), Anthony Cuda (North Carolina), Denis Donoghue (New York), Mark Ford (London), Jennifer Formichelli (Boston), Lyndall Gordon (Oxford), Jason Harding (Durham), Barbara Hardy (London), Gail McDonald (Southampton), A. David Moody (York), Christopher Ricks (Boston), Ronald Schuchard (Emory), and Wim Van Mierlo (London). The School will be opened by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney.

The School will present two lectures each morning on all aspects of Eliot’s life and writing. Afternoon seminars are devoted to a week-long, in-depth study of Eliot’s work. Students can select from such topics as Introduction to T.S. Eliot; The Early Poems; The Making of The Waste Land; The Later Poems; Eliot as a Dramatist; Eliot as Critic. An extensive social programme will include poetry readings by Paul Muldoon and Josephine Hart, a walking tour of Eliot’s London, and excursions to Little Gidding, Burnt Norton, and East Coker.

For enquiries, registration and programme information:

http://ies.sas.ac.uk; Tel: +44 (0)20 7862-8680

E-mail: zoe.holman@sas.ac.uk