T. S. Eliot Society Annual Conference, Sept. 25-27, 2009, St. Louis

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The 30th Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society
St. Louis, September 25–27, 2009

Call for Papers

The Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at the annual meeting in St. Louis. Clearly organized proposals of about 300 words, on any topic reasonably related to Eliot, along with biographical sketches, should be forwarded by June 15, 2009, to the President, William Harmon, 400 Broad St., Oxford, NC, 27565; or preferably by email to wharmon03@mindspring.com.
Papers given by graduate students and scholars receiving their doctoral degrees no more than two years before the date of the meeting will be considered for the Fathman Young Scholar Award. Those eligible for this award should mention the fact in their submission. The Fathman Award, which includes a monetary prize, will be announced at the final session of the meeting.
New for 2009: Eliot Society members who would like to chair a panel are invited to apprise the President of their interest, either with or independently of a paper proposal.

Memorial Lecturer: Ronald Bush

Ron Bush is the Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature at St. John's College, Oxford, where he has since 1997 taught courses in American literature from the beginnings to the present and in 20th-century English literature, especially modernist poetry and fiction. (Previously he taught at Harvard and Caltech.) He is the author of The Genesis of Ezra Pound's Cantos and T. S. Eliot: A Study in Character and Style; the editor of T. S. Eliot: The Modernist in History; and co-editor of Prehistories of the Future: The Primitivist Project and the Culture of Modernism and of Claiming the Stones/Naming the Bones: Cultural Property and the Negotiation of National and Ethnic Identity. Among his recent publications are articles on Eliot, Pound, Joyce, Nabokov, and Roth, as well as the chapter on "Modernist Poetry and Poetics" in The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature.

Professor Bush is a native of Philadelphia. His interests include American, English, and continental modernism; poetry; Jewish-American literature; Anglo-Italian literary relations; and genetic and textual criticism. His current projects include no less than four books, all under contract and in progress: the monograph The Composition of The Pisan Cantos and a critical edition of those poems; James Joyce: A Critical Biography; and Ezra Pound and the Ideologies of Modernism.