Peer seminar with Peter Nicholls – TS Eliot Society (Rapallo, June 2016)

2016 T. S. Eliot Society Meeting

Rapallo, Italy, June 17-21
Keynote Speaker: Lyndall Gordon




Peer Seminars


The Society will sponsor three peer seminars, led by Ronald Schuchard, Jahan Ramazani, and Peter Nicholls.  Participants will pre-circulate short position papers (5 pp) on the topic of the seminar by June 1, 2016 for discussion at a two-hour meeting on the first day of our conference, Friday, June 17.  Membership in the peer seminars is limited to twelve in each on a first-come, first-served basis. Please enroll by April 15, by sending an email with the subject line “peer seminar” with your contact information. No paper or proposal is required to enroll.


Seminar I: Eliot’s Prose

Ronald Schuchard

Seminar II: T. S. Eliot and the Global

Jahan Ramazani


New! Seminar III: Eliot and Pound

Peter Nicholls

This seminar invites 5-page papers treating any aspect of the connection or relations between T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound.


Peter Nicholls, the Henry James Professor of English at New York University, has written widely on Ezra Pound and modernism more generally. He is the author of Politics, Economics and Writing: A Study of Ezra Pound’s Cantos (1984); “Bravado or Bravura? Reading Ezra Pound’s Cantos,” in Modernism and Masculinity: Literary and Cultural Transformations, ed. Lusty and Murphet (2014); and “‘You in the dinghy astern there’: Learning from Ezra Pound,” in Ezra Pound and Education, ed. Yao and Coyle (2012). In the wider field of modernist studies, his Modernisms: A Literary Guide (1995; 2nd expanded ed. 2009) is essential reading, and he has also edited Regarding the Popular: Modernism, the Avant-Garde, and High and Low Culture (with Sascha Bru, 2012); and On Bathos: Literature, Art, Music (with Sara Crangle, 2010).


For further information about the Schuchard and Ramazani seminars, and for the complete CFP, please visit our website (