Jewel Spears Brooker

Jewel Spears Brooker


Jewel Spears Brooker is Professor Emerita of Literature at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida where she received awards for teaching, scholarship, and campus leadership. She has held visiting research or teaching appointments at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Oxford (Merton), Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Cambridge, and Doshisha (Kyoto) Universities.

Dr. Brooker has written or edited nine books, including T. S. Eliot: Apprentice Years (2014. Co-editor, R. Schuchard), T. S. Eliot: The Contemporary Reviews (2004), Mastery and Escape: T. S. Eliot and the Dialectic of Modernism (1994), Reading The Waste Land: Modernism and the Limits of Interpretation (1990. Co-author, J. Bentley), and the MLA Approaches to Teaching Eliot's Poetry and Plays (1988). She is the co-editor of two volumes of the critical edition of The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot (vol. 1, 2014; vol. 8, 2016), and the author of scores of essays on modern writers, including Eliot, Conrad, Denise Levertov, Richard Wilbur, Katherine Anne Porter, and Shusaku Endo. For reviews, click on individual works.

Professor Brooker has given over 100 lectures, including keynote addresses in London, Paris, Florence, Seoul, Kyoto, and Jerusalem. She has received numerous awards and has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright Foundation, Knight Foundation, and Pew Charitable Trust and has served as president of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, the T. S. Eliot Society, and other professional organizations. From 2003-2008, she was a member of the National Humanities Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and is listed in Who's Who in America and other biographical works.


Eliot Editions
Contains all surviving prose composed between the ages of 16 and 30. Scrupulously edited and critically annotated.
American Critical Archives . Comprehensive gathering of American and British responses to Eliot's work as it appeared.
Literary Criticism
This book examines modernism as cultural and literary phenomenon, with focus on T. S. Eliot.
A highly readable and richly detailed reading of T. S. Eliotís "The Waste Land"

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