Eastern Point Lighthouse, Gloucester, Massachusetts
The T. S. Eliot International Summer school brings together students and renowned scholars from around the world for a nine-day, immersive exploration of the life and work of Nobel Prize winning poet, critic, and dramatist T. S. Eliot.
The 44th Annual Meeting of the International T. S. Eliot Society was held in Boston from 22-24 September, 2023. The Memorial Lecturer for the conference was Linda Gregerson, Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. A recording of that lecture, “Eliot and Ignorance,” may be found here. In addition to our scholarly activities, we took a Sunday trip to visit the Eliot family’s summer home and environs in Gloucester. The program is here.
The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society took place from September 23-25, 2022, in St. Louis, Missouri. It featured seminars, panels, a film showing, and a plenary lecture titled “The People of 1922,” given by Douglas Mao, Russ Family Professor in the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University.
The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual is the leading venue for critical reassessment of Eliot’s life and work in light of the ongoing publication of his oeuvre, including poems, prose, letters, and plays.