T. S. Eliot's Visions and Revisions — 28 October 2009 (deadline: 15 August)
Visions haunt T. S. Eliot's life as much as his work, and persist even as he revises his critical opinions, religious beliefs and poetic methods. This one-day conference, held in the School of English at the University of St Andrews, explores this exceptional poet and critic through his experience of the mystical within the human, the movement within stillness.
The day will also offer a panel of distinguished poets reading from and talking about Eliot's poetry, and two keynote speakers. Professor Robert Crawford will give the 2009 Warton Lecture and Hugh Haughton, co-editor of the first two volumes of The Letters of T. S. Eliot (forthcoming), will give a talk on Eliot and the use of letters.
Those interested in presenting a paper are invited to send a title, 200-word abstract and brief bio by 15 August, with papers chosen as soon as possible to allow planning time for travel. Please email also for information on travel, accommodations or the conference fee.