The International T. S. Eliot Society

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Eads Bridge and the Mississippi River

Photo taken by director Susanna White during the filming of her documentary, T. S. Eliot–Into “The Waste Land”

“As I spent the first 16 years of my life in St. Louis, with the exception of summer holidays in Maine and Massachusetts . . . it is self-evident that St. Louis affected me more deeply than any other environment has done. . . . The river also made a deep impression on me; and it was a great treat to be taken down to the Eads Bridge in flood time.” T. S. Eliot, Letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct. 15, 1930 

The Waste Land 50 at 50

by Matthew Kilbane

Insights occasioned by anniversaries come laced with special forms of blindness . . . [more]

Modernist Objects Review

by Sean Mark

This sprightly and eclectic collection of essays seeks to place objects at the very heart of modernism . . . [more]

Postmodern Poetry and Ragtime

by Larry Melton

A personal story that connects ragtime and Eliot. . . . [more]

T. S. Eliot Studies Annual

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. 

T. S. Eliot International Summer School

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. 

Annual Meeting

The 43rd Annual Meeting of the International T. S. Eliot 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.