Jewel Spears Brooker, Professor of Literature, Eckerd College, presents the 2012 UTC Lecture in the Humanities “The Discordant Self:  Mind and Body in T.S. Eliot’s Poetry” on Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m., Grote Hall, Room 131.  Admission is free and the lecture is open to the public.

Spears Brooker is among the world’s leading Eliot scholars. She has held teaching appointments at Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Cambridge, and Doshisha (Kyoto) Universities, and has written or edited eight books, including Approaches to Teaching Eliot’s Poetry and Plays (1988), Reading The Waste Land: Modernism and the Limits of Interpretation (1990—coauthor, Joseph Bentley), The Placing of T. S. Eliot (1991), Mastery and Escape: T. S. Eliot and the Dialectic of Modernism (1994), Conversations with Denise Levertov (1998), T. S. Eliot and Our Turning World (2000), and most recently, T. S. Eliot: The Contemporary Reviews (2004). She is the co-editor of T. S. Eliot’s Complete Prose and has published scores of essays on modern writers.

This lecture is sponsored by UTC’s Humanities Program and by the SunTrust Chair of Excellence in Humanities.

For more information, please call Donna Adams at 423/425-5206.

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