The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual

BookThe T. S. Eliot Studies Annual

The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual

Volume 2

Clemson University Press


January 10th, 2019

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The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual strives to be 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 new edition of his complete poems, and the forthcoming critical edition of his plays. All critical approaches are welcome, as are essays pertaining to any aspect of Eliot’s work as a poet, critic, playwright, editor, or foremost exemplar of literary modernism.
John D. Morgenstern, General Editor
Editorial Advisory Board:
Ronald Bush, University of Oxford
David E. Chinitz, Loyola University Chicago
Anthony Cuda, University of North Carolina–Greensboro
Robert Crawford, University of St Andrews
Frances Dickey, University of Missouri
John Haffenden, University of Sheffield
Benjamin G. Lockerd, Grand Valley State University
Gail McDonald, Goldsmiths, University of London
Gabrielle McIntire, Queen’s University
Jahan Ramazani, University of Virginia
Christopher Ricks, Boston University
Ronald Schuchard, Emory University
Vincent Sherry, Washington University at St. Louis

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John D. Morgenstern, General Editor.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Abbreviations of Works by T.S. Eliot7
General Editor’s Note11
“My Madness Singing”: The Specter of Syphilis in Prufrock and Other Observations13
Special Forum: Prufrock and Other Observations at 10035
Prufrock’s Gestures35
The Right to Smile: Humor and Empathy in Prufrock and Other Observations47
Eliot, Blake, Unpleasantness57
T.S. Eliot, Modernism, and Boredom77
“All its clear relations”: Eliot’s Poems and the Uses of Memory97
Special Forum: Editing Eliot119
“Slip-slidin’ away”: Metamorphosis and Loss in Eliot’s Philosophical Papers119
What Happened to “Modern Tendencies in Poetry”125
Of Commas and Facts: Editing Volume 5 of The Complete Prose131
A Major Minor Document139
“Literary Dowsing”: Valerie Eliot Edits The Waste Land143
T.S. Eliot Bibliography 2015161
T.S. Eliot Bibliography 2016171
Notes on Contributors181