Bibliography of Eliot Scholarship

2021 Annual Bibliography

compiled by Joshua Richardson

General Bibliography of T. S. Eliot Scholarship

The following list of primary and secondary works by and about T. S. Eliot was compiled by members of the International T. S. Eliot Society for Oxford Bibliographies Online and is reproduced here by their permission without annotations. This list neither purports to be the most up to date nor the most comprehensive list of Eliot scholarship; rather, it is a broad survey of the many approaches to his work, representing the best and most often consulted criticism as well as a selection of recent publications. This is a place to start your research. 

compiled by Frances Dickey (editor)

Ria Banerjee

Christopher McVey

John D. Morgenstern

Patrick Query

Joshua Richards

Jayme Stayer

Aakanksha Virkar 

Table of Contents

  1. Editions
    1. Poems and Plays
    2. Prose
    3. Letters
  2. Reference
    1. Reference Works/Guides
    2. Bibliographies and Concordances
    3. Journals and Websites
  3. Personal Reminiscences and Biographies
    1. Personal Reminiscences
    2. Biographies
  4. Reception
    1. Contemporary Reviews
    2. Criticism by contemporaries and early studies
    3. International Reception
  5. Poetic Development and Creative Process
  6. Criticism by Work: Poems
    1. Prufrock and Other Observations and other early poems
    2. Poems (1920)
    3. The Waste Land
  1. Guides and Introductions
  2. Interpretations
  3. Biographical and Historical Contexts
  1. Ash-Wednesday and Ariel Poems
  2. Four Quartets
  1. General Studies of Four Quartets
  2. Musical Studies of Four Quartets
  1. Criticism by Work: Drama
  2. Criticism by Work: Prose
    1. Literary Criticism
    2. Cultural and Social Criticism
  3. Criticism by Theme
    1. Literary Tradition
  1. Tradition in General
  2. English and American Literature
  3. European Literature
  1. Modernism
  2. Philosophy and Religion
  1. Western Philosophy
  2. Christianity
  3. Eastern Philosophy and Religion
  4. Culture and the Arts
  1. Anthropology and World Cultures
  2. Performing Arts
  3. Fine Arts
  4. Media
  5. Politics and Society
  1. World War and England
  2. Race and Antisemitism
  3. Conservatism and Fascism
  4. Women and Gender
  5. Sexual Orientation
  1. Science and the Environment
  2. The Institution of English
  1. Editions: 
  1. Poems and Plays

There are many editions of Eliot’s creative work; here we have listed the most up to date and frequently used. An edition of the plays is expected from Faber & Faber that will replace the 1962 edition listed here.

Eliot, T. S. The Collected Plays. London: Faber and Faber, 1962.

Eliot, T. S. The Complete Poems and Plays of T. S. Eliot, 1909–1950. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & World, 1952.

Eliot, T. S. The Complete Poems and Plays of T. S. Eliot. London: Faber and Faber, 1969.

Eliot, T. S. Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909–1917. Ed. Christopher Ricks. London: Faber and Faber, 1996.

Eliot, T. S. The Poems of T. S. Eliot. Ed. Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue. 2 vols. London: Faber & Faber; Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.

Eliot, T. S. Prufrock and Other Observations. London: The Egoist, 1917.

Eliot, T. S. The Waste Land: A Facsimile and Transcript of the Original Drafts Including the Annotations of Ezra Pound. Ed. Valerie Eliot. New York: Harcourt, 1971.

  1. Prose

Eliot, T. S. The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism. London: Methuen, 1920.

Eliot, T. S. Selected Essays. London: Faber and Faber, 1951.

Eliot, T. S. The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition. Ed. Ronald Schuchard et al., 8 vols (online). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 201419.

  1. Letters

Eliot, T. S. The Letters of T. S. Eliot. General Editor, John Haffenden; Vol. 1, ed. Valerie Eliot and Hugh Haughton. 9 vols. (in progress). London: Faber and Faber, 2009–.

  1. Reference
  1. Reference Works/Guides

Chinitz, David E., ed. A Companion to T. S. Eliot. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

Cooper, John Xiros. The Cambridge Introduction to T. S. Eliot. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Ellis, Steve. T. S. Eliot: A Guide for the Perplexed. London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2009.

Harding, Jason, ed. The New Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Harding, Jason, ed. T. S. Eliot in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Smith, Grover. T. S. Eliot’s Poetry and Plays: A Study in Sources and Meaning. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960.

Southam, B. C. A Guide to the Selected Poems of T. S. Eliot. 6th ed. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1996.

Moody, A. David, ed. The Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

  1. Bibliographies and Concordances

Dawson, John L., Peter D. Holland, and David J. McKitterick, eds. A Concordance to “The Complete Poems and Plays of T. S. Eliot.” London: Faber and Faber, 1995.

Gallup, Donald. T. S. Eliot: A Bibliography. Rev. and extended ed. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1969.

  1. Journals and Websites

The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual. 2017–. Clemson University Press.

Time Present. 1987–. International T. S. Eliot Society. http://tseliot.sites.luc.edu/newsletter.htm

T. S. Eliot.com. https://tseliot.com

The Yeats-Eliot Review: A Journal of Criticism and Scholarship. 1974–. Quarterly. Murphy Newsletter Services (University of Arkansas).

  1. Personal Reminiscences and Biographies 
  1. Personal Reminiscences

Braybrooke, Neville, ed. T. S. Eliot: A Symposium for his Seventieth Birthday. New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1958.

Levy, William Turner, and Victor Scherle. Affectionately, T. S. Eliot: The Story of a Friendship: 19471965. London: J. M. Dent, 1968.

March, Richard and M. J. Tambimuttu, eds. T. S. Eliot: A Symposium. Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1949.

Matthews, T. S. Great Tom: Notes towards the Definition of T. S. Eliot. New York: Harper & Row, 1974.

Sencourt, Robert. T. S. Eliot: A Memoir. New York: Dell, 1971.

Tate, Allen, ed. T. S. Eliot: The Man and His Work. New York: Dell, 1966.

Woolf, Virginia. The Diary of Virginia Woolf, 5 vols. (1915–1941). New York: Penguin and Harcourt Brace, 1979–84.

  1. Biographies 

Ackroyd, Peter. T. S. Eliot. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1984.

Crawford, Robert. Young Eliot: From St. Louis to “The Waste Land.” New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015. 

_____. Eliot after “The Waste Land.” Macmillan, 2022. 

Gordon, Lyndall. T. S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life. New York: Norton, 1999.

____. The Hyacinth Girl: T. S. Eliot’s Hidden Muse. (Anticipated) Norton, 2022.

Howarth, Herbert. Notes on Some Figures behind T. S. Eliot. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1964.

Miller, James E., Jr. T. S. Eliot: The Making of An American Poet, 18881922. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005.

Sharpe, Tony. T. S. Eliot: A Literary Life. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991.

Worthen, John. T. S. Eliot: A Short Biography. London: Haus, 2009.

  1. Reception
  1. Contemporary Reviews

Brooker, Jewel Spears, ed. T. S. Eliot: The Contemporary Reviews. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Grant, Michael, ed. T. S. Eliot: The Critical Heritage. London: Routledge, 1982.

  1. Criticism by contemporaries and early studies

Frye, Northrop. T. S. Eliot: An Introduction. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1963.

Kenner, Hugh. The Invisible Poet. New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1959.

Kenner, Hugh, ed. T. S. Eliot: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1962. 

Knoll, Robert, ed. Storm over The Waste Land. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1964.

Leavis, F. R. New Bearings in English Poetry. London: Chatto and Windus, 1932.

Matthiessen, F. O. The Achievement of T. S. Eliot. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1947.

Raffel, Burton. Possum and Ole Ez in the Public Eye: Contemporaries and Peers on T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, 1892–1972. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1985.

Unger, Leonard, ed. T. S. Eliot: A Selected Critique. New York: Rinehart, 1948. 

  1. International reception

Däumer, Elizabeth and Shyamal Bagchee, eds. The International Reception of T. S. Eliot. London: Continuum, 2007.

Hirai, Masao and Eric Walter Frederick Tomlin, eds. T. S. Eliot: A Tribute from Japan. Tokyo: Kenkyusha, 1966. 

Lal, P. T. S. Eliot: Homage from India. Calcutta: Writers Workshop, 1965. 

  1. Poetic Development and Creative Process 

Badenhausen, Richard. T. S. Eliot and the Art of Collaboration. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Bush, Ronald. T. S. Eliot: A Study in Character and Style. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983.

Cuda, Anthony. The Passions of Modernism: Eliot, Yeats, Woolf, and Mann. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2010.

Kennedy, Sarah. T. S. Eliot and the Dynamic Imagination. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Moody, A. David. Thomas Stearns Eliot: Poet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Schuchard, Ronald. Eliot’s Dark Angel: Intersections of Life and Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Soldo, John. The Tempering of T. S. Eliot. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1983.

Stayer, Jayme. Becoming T. S. Eliot: The Rhetoric of Voice and Audience in Inventions of the March Hare. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021.

  1. Criticism by Work: Poems 
  1. Prufrock and Other Observations and other early poems

Mayer, John T. T. S. Eliot’s Silent Voices. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Sherry, Vincent. Modernism and the Reinvention of Decadence. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Sigg, Eric. The American T. S. Eliot: A Study of the Early Writings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Stayer, Jayme. “The Short and Surprisingly Private Life of King Bolo: Eliot’s Bawdy Poems and Their Audiences.” The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual 1 (2017): 3–30.

  1. Poems (1920)

Roby, Kinley E. Critical Essays on T. S. Eliot: The Sweeney Motif. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985.

Sloane, Patricia. T. S. Eliot’s Bleistein Poems: Uses of Literary Allusion in “Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar” and “Dirge.”  New York: International Scholars Publications, 2000.

Svarny, Erik. “The Men of 1914”: T. S. Eliot and Early Modernism. Milton Keynes, UK: Open University Press, 1988.

Turner, Merrill. “On Not ‘Not Knowing French’: T. S. Eliot’s Poetry En Français.” Journal of Modern Literature 40.1 (fall 2016): 109–27.

  1. The Waste Land
  1. Guides and Introductions 

Bloom, Harold, ed. T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. New York: Chelsea House, 2006.

Bush, Ronald, ed. T. S. Eliot: The Modernist in History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. 

Gish, Nancy. The Waste Land: A Poem of Memory and Desire. Boston: Twayne, 1988.

Litz, A. Walton, ed. Eliot in His Time: Essays on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of The Waste Land. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1973.

McIntire, Gabrielle, ed. The Cambridge Companion to The Waste Land. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Perry, Seamus. The Connell Guide to T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. London: Connell, 2013.

Smith, Grover. T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1983.

  1. Interpretations

Bedient, Calvin. He Do The Police in Different Voices: The Waste Land and Its Protagonist. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.

Booth, Allyson. Reading The Waste Land from the Bottom Up. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Brooker, Jewel Spears and Joseph Bentley. Reading The Waste Land: Modernism and the Limits of Interpretation. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1992.

Cooper, John Xiros. T. S. Eliot and the Politics of Voice: The Argument of The Waste Land. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1987.

Diepeveen, Leonard. Changing Voices: The Modern Quoting Poem. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.

Moody, A. David, ed. The Waste Land in Different Voices. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1974.

Rainey, Lawrence. Revisiting The Waste Land. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005. 

Schwarz, Robert L. Broken Images: A Study of The Waste Land. Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1988.

  1. Biographical and Historical Contexts

Levenson, Michael. “Does The Waste Land Have a Politics?” Modernism/ modernity 6:3 (September 1999): 1–13.

Miller, James E., Jr… T. S. Eliot’s Personal Waste Land. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977.

North, Michael. Reading 1922: A Return to the Scene of the Modern. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

  1. Ash Wednesday and Ariel Poems

Also see Schuchard 1999 on the biographical context of Ash Wednesday (section IV)

Däumer, Elisabeth. “Charlotte Stearns Eliot and Ash Wednesday’s Lady of Silences.” ELH 65:2 (1998): 479–501. 

Timmerman, John H. T. S. Eliot’s Ariel Poems: The Poetics of Recovery. Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1994.

  1. Four Quartets
  1. General Studies of Four Quartets 

Bergonzi, Bernard, ed. T. S. Eliot: Four Quartets: A Casebook. Bristol: Macmillan, 1969.

Blamires, Harry. Word Unheard: A Guide through Eliot’s Four Quartets. London: Methuen, 1969.

Cooper, John Xiros. T. S. Eliot and the Ideology of Four Quartets. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Ellis, Steve. The English Eliot: Design, Language and Landscape in Four Quartets. London: Routledge, 1991.

Gardner, Helen. The Composition of Four Quartets. London: Faber & Faber, 1978.

Lobb, Edward, ed. Words in Time: New Essays on Eliot’s Four Quartets. London:  Athlone Press, 1993.

Murray, Paul. T. S. Eliot and Mysticism: The Secret History of Four Quartets. London: Macmillan, 1991.

Warner, Martin. A Philosophical Study of T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1999.

Whittier-Ferguson, John. Mortality and Form in Late Modernist Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 

  1. Musical Studies of Four Quartets 

Adames, John. “Eliot’s Ars Musica Poetica: Sources in French Symbolism” in Cooper 2000 [section IX.d.2], 129–46. 

Alldritt, Keith. Eliot’s Four Quartets: Poetry as Chamber Music. London: Woburn Press, 1978. 

Gardner, Helen. The Art of T. S. Eliot. London: Cresset Press, 1949.

Howarth, Herbert. “Eliot, Beethoven, and J. W. N. Sullivan.” Comparative Literature 9.4 (Autumn, 1957): 322–32. 

Rees, Thomas. “The Orchestration of Meaning in T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets.” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 28.1 (Autumn, 1969): 63–69. 

Stevanato, Savina. “The Music of Poetry”? T. S. Eliot and the Case of Four Quartets. Pisa: Edizioni ETS, 2018.

Verheul, K. “Music, Meaning and Poetry in Four Quartets by T. S. Eliot.” Lingua, 14 (1966): 279–91.

Virkar Yates, Aakanksha. “Absolute Music and the Death of Desire: Beethoven, Schopenhauer, Wagner and Eliot’s Four Quartets. Journal of Modern Literature  40.2 (Winter 2016): 79–93. 

  1. Criticism by Work: Drama

Browne, E. Martin. The Making of T. S. Eliot’s Plays. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969.

Jones, David E. The Plays of T. S. Eliot. New York: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1960. 

Malamud, Randy. T. S. Eliot’s Drama: A Research and Production Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992. 

Malamud, Randy. Where the Words Are Valid: T. S. Eliot’s Communities of Drama. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994. 

Smith, Carol H. T. S. Eliot’s Dramatic Theory and Practice: From Sweeney Agonistes to The Elder Statesman. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1963. 

Pickering, Kenneth. Drama in the Cathedral: A Twentieth Century Encounter of Church and Stage. London: Churchman, 1986.

  1. Criticism by Work: Prose
  1. Literary Criticism 

Allan, Mowbray, T. S. Eliot’s Impersonal Theory of Poetry. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 1974.

Atkins, G. Douglas T. S. Eliot and the Essay: From The Sacred Wood to Four Quartets. Waco : Baylor University Press, 2010.

Austin, Allen. T. S. Eliot: The Literary and Social Criticism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1971.

Brooks, Harold Fletcher. T. S. Eliot As Literary Critic. London: Cecil Woolf, 1987.

Freed, Lewis. T. S. Eliot, the Critic as Philosopher. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 1979.

Goldie, David. A Critical Difference: T. S. Eliot and John Middleton Murry in English Literary Criticism, 19191928. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998.

Lobb, Edward. T. S. Eliot and the Romantic Critical Tradition. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981.

Olsen, Flemming. Eliot’s Objective Correlative: Tradition or Individual Talent: Contributions to the History of a Topos. Brighton, UK: Sussex Academic Press, 2012.

Margolis, John D. T. S. Eliot’s Intellectual Development: 19221939. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1972.

  1. Cultural and Social Criticism

Austin, Allen. T. S. Eliot: The Literary and Social Criticism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1971.

Harding, Jason. The Criterion: Cultural Politics and Periodical Networks in Inter-War Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Kojecky, Roger. T. S. Eliot’s Social Criticism. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1971.

Shusterman, Richard. T. S. Eliot and the Philosophy of Criticism. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.

  1. Criticism by Theme
  1. Literary Tradition
  1. Tradition in General

Brooks, Cleanth. Modern Poetry and the Tradition. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1939.

Jay, Gregory S. T. S. Eliot and the Poetics of Literary History. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1983.

Longenbach, James. Modernist Poetics of History. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987.

Cianci, Giovanni, and Jason Harding. T. S. Eliot and the Concept of Tradition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Smith, Grover. T. S. Eliot and the Use of Memory. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 1996.

  1. English and American literature

Bornstein, George. Transformations of Romanticism in Yeats, Eliot and Stevens. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976.

Christ, Carol T. Victorian and Modern Poetics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.

Langbaum, Robert. The Poetry of Experience: The Dramatic Monologue in Modern Literary Tradition. London: Chatto & Windus, 1957.

Lentricchia, Frank. Modernist Quartet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Matthews, Steven. T. S. Eliot and Early Modern Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 

Oser, Lee. T. S. Eliot and American Poetry. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1998.

Riquelme, John Paul. Harmony of Dissonances: T. S. Eliot, Romanticism, and Imagination. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.

Tobin, David Ned. The Presence of the Past: T. S. Eliot’s Victorian Inheritance. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1983.

Unger, Leonard. Eliot’s Compound Ghost: Influence and Confluence. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1981.

  1. European Literature

Gott, Henry Michael. Ascetic Modernism in the Work of T. S. Eliot and Gustave Flaubert. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013.

Manganiello, Dominic. T. S. Eliot and Dante. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1989.

Reeves, Gareth. T. S. Eliot: A Virgilian Poet. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1989.

Stayer, Jayme, ed. T. S. Eliot, France, and the Mind of Europe. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015.

  1. Modernism

Ellmann, Maud. The Poetics of Impersonality: T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987.

Materer, Timothy. Vortex: Pound, Eliot, and Lewis. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1979. 

McIntire, Gabrielle. Modernism, Memory, and Desire: T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 

Surette, Leon. The Birth of Modernism: Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, W. B. Yeats, and the Occult. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1993. 

  1. Philosophy and Religion
  1. Western Philosophy

Brooker, Jewel Spears. T. S. Eliot’s Dialectical Imagination. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.

Brooker, Jewel Spears. Mastery and Escape: T. S. Eliot and the Dialectic of Modernism. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1994.

Childs, Donald J. From Philosophy to Poetry. London: Athlone, 2001.

Gish, Nancy K. Time in the Poetry of T. S. Eliot. London: Macmillan, 1981.

Gray, Piers. T. S. Eliot’s Intellectual and Poetic Development. Brighton: Harvester, 1982.

Habib, M. A. R. The Early T. S. Eliot & Western Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Jain, Manju. T. S. Eliot and American Philosophy: The Harvard Years. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Schwartz, Sanford. The Matrix of Modernism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985.

Skaff, William. The Philosophy of T. S. Eliot. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986.

  1. Christianity

Childs, Donald J. T. S. Eliot: Mystic, Son and Lover. London: Athlone Press, 1997.

Donoghue, Denis. Words Alone: The Poet T. S. Eliot. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000. 

Freer, Scott, and Michael Bell, eds. Religion and Myth in T. S. Eliot’s Poetry. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

Lockerd, Benjamin G., ed. T. S. Eliot and Christian Tradition. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014.

Ramazani, Jahan. Poetry and Its Others: News, Prayer, Song, and the Dialogue of Genres. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.

Richards, Joshua. T. S. Eliot’s Ascetic Ideal. Brill, 2020.

Smidt, Kristian. Poetry and Belief in the Work of T. S. Eliot. 2nd ed. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd, 1961.

Spurr, Barry. “Anglo-Catholic in Religion”: T. S. Eliot and Christianity. Cambridge: Lutterworth, 2010.

  1. Eastern Philosophy and Religion

Hay, Eloise Knapp. T. S. Eliot’s Negative Way. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982.

Kearns, Cleo. “T. S. Eliot, Buddhism, and the Point of No Return.” In The Placing of T. S. Eliot. Ed.  Jewel Spears Brooker. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1991, pp. 128-135.

Kearns, Cleo. T. S. Eliot and Indic Traditions: A Study in Poetry and Belief. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

LeCarner, Thomas. “T. S. Eliot, Dharma Bum: Buddhist Lessons in The Waste Land.” Philosophy and Literature 33.2 (2009): 402–16.

McCarthy, Harold. “T. S. Eliot and Buddhism.” Philosophy East and West 2 (1952): 31–55.

Murray, Paul. T. S. Eliot and Mysticism: The Secret History of Four Quartets. London: Macmillan, 1991.

Sri, P. S. T. S. Eliot, Vedanta and Buddhism. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1985.

  1. Culture and the Arts
  1. Anthropology & World Cultures

Crawford, Robert. The Savage and the City in the Work of T. S. Eliot. Oxford: Clarendon, 1987.

Fleissner, Robert F. T. S. Eliot and the Heritage of Africa: The Magus and the Moor as Metaphor. New York: Peter Lang, 1992. 

Harmon, William. “T. S. Eliot, Anthropologist and Primitive.” American Anthropologist 78.4 (1976): 797–811. 

Manganaro, Marc. Culture, 1922: The Emergence of a Concept. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002.

Morgenstern, John D. “T. S. Eliot and Modernist Translation,” in A Companion to World Literature, K. Seigneurie, ed., Vol. 5B, ch. 26. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2020, pp. 3327-3336.

Patterson, Anita. “T. S. Eliot and Transpacific Modernism.” American Literary History 27. 4 (September 2015): 665–68.

Ramazani, Jahan. A Transnational Poetics. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2009.

  1. Performing Arts

Chinitz, David E. T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Cooper, John Xiros, ed. T. S. Eliot’s Orchestra: Critical Essays on Poetry and Music. New York: Garland, 2000.

Faulk, Barry J. Music Hall and Modernity: The Late-Victorian Discovery of Popular Culture. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2004.

Hargrove, Nancy Duvall. T. S. Eliot’s Parisian Year. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009.

Jones, Susan. Literature, Modernism, and Dance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 

Mester, Terri A. Movement and Modernism: Yeats, Eliot, Lawrence, Williams, and Early Twentieth-Century Dance. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1997.

  1. Fine Arts 

Altieri, Charles. Painterly Abstraction in Modernist American Poetry: The Contemporaneity of Modernism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Dickey, Frances. The Modern Portrait Poem from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ezra Pound. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012. 

Dickey, Frances, and John D. Morgenstern, eds. The Edinburgh Companion to T. S. Eliot and the Arts. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016. 

  1. Media

Avery, Todd. Radio Modernism: Literature, Ethics, and the BBC, 1922–1938. Aldershot, Hampshire and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006.

Camlot, Jason. Phonopoetics: The Making of Early Literary Recordings. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019.

Cohen, Debra Rae, Michael Coyle, and Jane Lewty, eds. Broadcasting Modernism. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009.

Jaffe, Aaron. Modernism and the Culture of Celebrity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

McCabe, Susan. Cinematic Modernism: Modernist Poetry and Film. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Suárez, Juan A. “T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, the Gramophone, and the Modernist Discourse Network,” New Literary History 32.3 (Summer 2001): 747–68.

Trotter, David. Cinema and Modernism. Oxford: Blackwell, 2007.

  1. Politics and Society
  1. World War and England

Cole, Sarah. At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Esty, Jed. A Shrinking Island: Modernism and National Culture in England. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004.

MacKay, Marina, Modernism and World War II. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Sherry, Vincent. The Great War and the Language of Modernism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

  1. Race and Antisemitism

Ellmann, Maud. “The Imaginary Jew: T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound.” In Between “Race” and Culture: Representations of “the Jew” in English and American Literature. Ed. Bryan Cheyette. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996 , pp. 84-101.

Freedman, Jonathan. “Lessons Out of School: T. S. Eliot’s Jewish Problem and the Making of Modernism.” Modernism/modernity 10.3 (2003), 419–29.

Julius, Anthony. T. S. Eliot, Anti-Semitism and Literary Form. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

North, Michael, The Dialect of Modernism: Race, Language, and Twentieth-Century Literature. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Perl, Jeffrey. Skepticism and Modern Enmity: Before and After Eliot. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.

Ricks, Christopher. T. S. Eliot and Prejudice. London: Faber and Faber., 1988.

Schuchard, Ronald. “Burbank with a Baedeker, Eliot with a Cigar: American Intellectuals, Anti-Semitism, and the Idea of Culture.” Modernism/modernity 10.1 (2003): 1–26.

  1. Conservatism and Fascism

Asher, Kenneth. T. S. Eliot and Ideology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Chace, William M. The Political Identities of Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1973.

Kirk, Russell. Eliot and His Age: T. S. Eliot’s Moral Imagination in the Twentieth Century. New York: Random House, 1971. 

Morrison, Paul. The Poetics of Fascism: Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Paul de Man. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

North, Michael. The Political Aesthetics of Yeats, Eliot, and Pound. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Query, Patrick R. Ritual and the Idea of Europe in Interwar Writing. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012.

  1. Women and Gender

Christ, Carol. “Gender, Voice, and Figuration in Eliot’s Early Poetry” in T. S. Eliot: The Modernist in History. Ed. Ronald Bush. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991, pp. 23-40.

Gordon, Lyndall. “Eliot and Women,” in T. S. Eliot: The Modernist in History. Ed. Ronald Bush. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991, pp. 9-22.

Laity, Cassandra, and Nancy K. Gish, eds. Gender, Desire, Sexuality in T. S. Eliot. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Pinkney, Tony. Women in the Poetry of T. S. Eliot: A Psychoanalytic Approach. London: Macmillan, 1984. 

Pondrom, Cyrena. “The Performativity of Gender in The Waste Land”.” Modernism/modernity 12.3 (2005): 425–41.

Quigley, Megan, ed. “Reading “The Waste Land” with the #MeToo Generation.” Modernism/modernity Print Plus March 4, 2019. * https://doi.org/10.26597/mod.0094 *

Seymour-Jones, Carole. Painted Shadow: The Life of Vivienne Eliot. New York: Penguin Random House, 2001. 

  1. Sexual Orientation

Churchill, Suzanne W. “Outing T. S. Eliot,” Criticism  47.1 (Winter 2005): 7–30.

Kaye, Richard. “‘A Splendid Readiness for Death’: T. S. Eliot, the Homosexual Cult of St. Sebastian, and World War I.” Modernism/modernity 6.2 (April 1999): 107–134. 

Lamos, Colleen. Deviant Modernism: Sexual and Textual Errancy in T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, and Marcel Proust. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

MacDiarmid, Laurie. T. S. Eliot’s Civilized Savage: Religious Eroticism and Poetics. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Peter, John. “A New Interpretation of The Waste Land.Essays in Criticism 14.2 (April 1969): 140–75.

  1. Science and the Environment

Albright, Daniel. Quantum Poetics: Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and the Science of Modernism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Cuddy, Lois. T. S. Eliot and the Poetics of Evolution: Sub/versions of Classicism, Culture, and Progress. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2000. 

Childs, Donald J. Modernism and Eugenics: Woolf, Eliot, Yeats, and the Culture of Degeneration. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Diaper, Jeremy. T. S. Eliot and Organicism. Clemson: Clemson University Press, 2018.

Hargrove, Nancy Duvall. Landscape as Symbol in the Poetry of T. S. Eliot. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1978.

Lockerd, Benjamin G. Aethereal Rumours: T. S. Eliot’s Physics and Poetics. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 1998.

Terblanche, Etienne. T. S. Eliot, Poetry, and Earth: The Name of the Lotos Rose. New York: Lexington Books, 2016.

  1. The Institution of English

Baldick, Chris. The Social Mission of English Literary Criticism, 18481932.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1983.

McDonald, Gail. Learning to be Modern: Pound, Eliot, and the American University. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993.

Menand, Louis. Discovering Modernism: T. S. Eliot and His Context. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Rainey, Lawrence. Institutions of Modernism: Literary Elites and Public Culture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.