Current Speakers

Current Speakers

Tim Armstrong, Royal Holloway, University of London

Tim Armstrong is Professor at Royal Holloway, where he researches in the areas of modernism, American literature, literature and technology, the body (including such areas as sexology, bodily reform, cinema, and sound). Some of his books include Modernism, Technology and the Body, Haunted Hardy, and Modernism: A Cultural History. His most recent book slavery as cultural metaphor, The Logic of Slavery, won the 2013 Holman Prize of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature for the best book of literary scholarship and was a Choice outstanding academic title the same year.

Anthony Cuda, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Executive Director of the Summer School since 2018, Anthony Cuda is Professor and Associate Head of English at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He is author of The Passions of Modernism: Eliot, Yeats, Woolf, and Mann (2010) and co-editor of The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition, Vol. 2: The Perfect Critic, 1919-1926 (2014), and he is managing editor of the redesigned digital edition of The Complete Prose. He is Secretary of the International T. S. Eliot Society.

Julia Daniel, Baylor University

Julia Daniel is Associate Professor at Baylor, where she teaches courses in modern American poetry and drama and the environmental humanities. She is the author of Building Natures: Modern American Poetry, Landscape Architecture, and City Planning and the co-editor of Modernism in the Green: Public Greens in Modern Literature and Culture. Some of her pieces on Eliot have appeared or are forthcoming in The T. S. Eliot Studies AnnualEliot NowEcomodernismThe Cambridge Companion to The Waste Land, and Modern Drama. She has also served as the co-editor of The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual and is herself an alumna of the International T. S. Eliot Summer School.

Jeremy Diaper, University of Exeter

Jeremy Diaper is Assistant Director of Governance at the University of Exeter and author of T. S. Eliot and Organicism (2018).

Frances Dickey, University of Missouri

Frances Dickey is Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and editor of The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot, Vol. 3: Literature, Politics, Belief, 1927–1929 (2015), The Edinburgh Companion to T. S. Eliot and the Arts (2016), and the T. S. Eliot Studies Annual (2020-2023). She is author of The Modern Portrait Poem from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ezra Pound (2012) and articles on Eliot and others appearing in Modernism/modernityTwentieth-Century LiteratureContemporary Literature, etc. She served as President of the International T. S. Eliot Society and regularly lectures at the T. S. Eliot International Summer School.

Maud Ellmann, Emerita, University of Chicago

Maud Ellmann is Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago. She has written widely on modernism and literary theory in books includingThe Poetics of Impersonality: T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound; The Hunger Artists: Starving, Writing, and ImprisonmentElizabeth Bowen: The Shadow Across the Page; and The Nets of Modernism: James, Woolf, Joyce, and Freud. She has also edited a Longman Reader in Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism and, most recently, coedited The Edinburgh Companion to Irish Modernism with Siân White and Vicki Mahaffey.

Nancy Fulford, T. S. Eliot Estate

Nancy Fulford is the Archivist for the T. S. Eliot Estate and has been working with the Eliot archives and library since 2014. Nancy is Chair of the South East and London Committee of the Archives & Records Association.

John Haffenden, Emeritus, University of Sheffield

John Haffenden FRSL FBA is emeritus professor of English literature at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of award-winning biographies and editions of John Berryman and William Empson, and of critical studies of W. H. Auden and others. Senior research fellow at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study at the University of London, Haffenden is principal investigator of the T. S. Eliot Editorial Research Project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, 2009–14, and he is general editor of the Letters of T. S. Eliot as well as editor of the The Letters of T. S. Eliot to Emily Hale (2022).

John Morgenstern, Emory University

John Morgenstern is a scholar of twentieth-century literature and the arts who has taught in England, Germany, and the United States. He now serves as an associate librarian at Emory University. John is the coeditor of The Edinburgh Companion to T. S. Eliot and the Arts (2016), coeditor of Modernism in Wonderland: Legacies of Lewis Carroll (2024), and the founding editor of The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual. He is currently revising a book manuscript tentatively titled “T. S. Eliot: Controversialist,” which reconstructs the French periodical debates that he encountered as a student in Paris and later reformulated in his early, influential criticism.

Ronald Schuchard, Emeritus, Emory University

Ronald Schuchard, Goodrich C. White Professor of English and Irish Studies, Emeritus, Emory University, is the author and editor of numerous studies and editions of modern authors, particularly W. B. Yeats and T. S. Eliot. A former director of the Yeats International Summer School, he has received the M. L. Rosenthal Award for distinguished contributions to Yeats studies. His The Last Minstrels: Yeats and the Revival of the Bardic Arts (OUP 2008), won the Robert Rhodes Prize for an outstanding book on Irish literature. He is co-editor with John Kelly of The Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats (OUP), volumes III (1994), IV (2005; winner of the MLA Morton N. Cohen Award for a distinguished edition of letters), and V (2018). His edition of Eliot’s Clark and Turnbull Lectures, published as The Varieties of Metaphysical Poetry (Faber 1993), was followed by Eliot’s Dark Angel (OUP 1999), which won the Robert Penn Warren / Cleanth Brooks Award for outstanding literary criticism. He is general editor of the eight-volume online and print editions of The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition (JHUP and Faber, 2014-21; volume 2 won the MSA prize for an edition; volumes 6 and 7 won jointly the MLA Morten N. Cohen Award). A former Guggenheim Fellow, he is co-founder and former director of the T. S. Eliot International Summer School. Presently a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, University of London, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Megan Quigley, Villanova University

Megan Quigley is the author of Modernist Fiction and Vagueness: Philosophy, Form, and Language (2015) and the editor of two clusters of essays on #MeToo, T. S. Eliot, and Modernism in Modernism/modernity Print+ (2019, 2020). She has published essays in the James Joyce QuarterlyModernism/modernity, Philosophy and LiteraturePoetics TodayLARB, the T. S. Eliot Studies Annual, nonsite and The Cambridge Companion to European Modernism. With David E. Chinitz, she is co-editing the forthcoming volume Eliot Now (Bloomsbury 2024). Her current book project, The Love Song of Modernism, focuses on modernism and fanfiction. She is an Associate Professor of English at Villanova University, and affiliated faculty in Irish Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies.

John Whittier-Ferguson, University of Michigan

John Whittier-Ferguson is Professor of English at the University of Michigan, where he’s been since 1990. His most recent book, Mortality and Form in Late Modernist Literature, was published by Cambridge in the fall of 2015. He is the author of Framing Pieces: Designs of the Gloss in Joyce, Woolf, and Pound (1996), and co-editor, with A. Walton Litz and Richard Ellmann, of James Joyce: Poems and Shorter Writings (1991). He has published in Modernism / modernity, Modern Fiction Studies, The James Joyce Quarterly, The Journal of Modern Literature, and elsewhere. He is the current President of the International T. S. Eliot Society.