[Msa-discuss] T. S. Eliot International Summer School, 6-14 July

Anthony Cuda ajcuda at uncg.edu
Mon Feb 18 15:55:12 EST 2019

The T. S. Eliot International Summer School

6-14 July 2019, University of London

*Director: Professor Anthony Cuda *|* Deputy Director: Elizabeth Micakovic *

This summer, the T. S. Eliot International Summer School will convene in
London for nine days of readings, lectures, and special events featuring
renowned scholars and writers from around the world. Since its founding 11
years ago, the Summer School has hosted lectures and readings by the late
Nobel Prize Laureate Seamus Heaney, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Paul
Muldoon, celebrated playwright Tom Stoppard, UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann
Duffy, and many more. The programme is held in Bloomsbury, the heart of
literary London, close to the former Faber offices in Russell Square where
Eliot worked. The premiere venue for the study and research of Eliot and
modernism, the Summer School has attracted students from over 31 nations, a
testament to the worldwide resurgence of Eliot studies as the Eliot
Editorial Project provides students access to new editions of his poems,
prose, and letters.


The School will formally open with an evening lecture by the
internationally acclaimed poet Sean O’Brien (*The Drowned Book*, *Europa*)
on Saturday 6 July. A trip to Little Gidding follows on the Sunday, with
lectures and readings by Michael Hrebeniak (University of Cambridge), Mary
Ann Lund (University of Leicester), Robert Von Hallberg (Claremont McKenna
College), and award-winning novelist Ali Smith (*Autumn, How To Be Both*).

>From Monday through Friday, students experience morning lectures from a
distinguished list of Eliot scholars, including Jewel Spears Brooker
(Eckerd College), David E. Chinitz (Loyola University Chicago), Robert
Crawford (University of St Andrews), Anthony Cuda (University of North
Carolina, Greensboro), Julia Daniel (Baylor University), Nancy Fulford
(T.S. Eliot Estate), Robert Von Hallberg (Claremont McKenna College),
Elizabeth Micakovic (Queen Mary, University of London), Rachel Potter
(University of East Anglia), Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of
Pennsylvania), Jayme Stayer, S.J. (John Carroll University), and Joanna
Rzepa (University of Essex).

Students choose one of a variety of afternoon seminars for a week-long,
in-depth study under the guidance of prominent experts in the field of
modernist and Eliot studies. The seminars for summer 2019 are (see
descriptions on the website):

●      Early Poems and Criticism (Jayme Stayer, S.J.)

●      Middle Poems and Criticism: From *The Waste Land* to
*Ash-Wednesday *(David
E. Chinitz)

●      Later Poems and Criticism (Robert Von Hallberg)

●      Eliot’s Ecologies: *The Waste Land* and *Four Quartets* (Julia

●      Eliot’s French Intertexts (Jean-Michel Rabaté)

●      Logic, Longing, and the Religious Imagination: Eliot’s Poetry and
Prose (Jewel Spears Brooker)

Hannah Sullivan, winner of the 2019 T.S. Eliot Prize, will deliver a
reading at the London Library on Friday evening, followed by a gala
reception. On Saturday, students travel to Burnt Norton, for a picnic and
the annual Burnt Norton Lecture, given by poet and Eliot biographer Robert
Crawford (University of St Andrews). The School closes on Sunday with an
optional mass at St Magnus Martyr and a guided walking tour by Carey Karmel
and Mark Storey.


The School welcomes students from all academic and non-academic backgrounds
‒ poets, artists, professionals, teachers, and life-long citizens of
literature from every vocation who take delight in joining with students,
faculty, and the wide community of Eliot readers for an exhilarating
cultural and social experience.

*Tuition Fees*

The fee for the T. S. Eliot International Summer School will be £600 for
the whole week, which includes the provision of documentary materials,
sandwich lunches, coffee/tea breaks, poetry readings, organised coach trips
and entrance fees to Little Gidding and Burnt Norton. The tuition fee does
not cover the cost of accommodation, evening meals, or travel.


The School is proud to be able to offer generous bursary support. In 2018,
75% of students received full or partial bursaries. The deadline for
bursary applications is 1 May 2019.


For application forms, programme information, and accommodation details,
please visit: *https://ies.sas.ac.uk/eliot <https://ies.sas.ac.uk/eliot>*


For further information, please contact Georgia Reeves, Eliot Summer School
Administrator: *Georgia.Reeves at sas.ac.uk <Georgia.Reeves at sas.ac.uk>. *

For information about this year’s programme, please contact the
Director: *ajcuda at uncg.edu
<ajcuda at uncg.edu>*

Anthony Cuda
Associate Head and Associate Professor
Department of English
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
3143 Moore Humanities and Research Administration Bldg.
1111 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC 27412

Anthony Cuda
Associate Head and Associate Professor
Department of English
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
3143 Moore Humanities and Research Administration Bldg.
1111 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC 27412
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