Jewel Spears Brooker


Biography

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 Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Cambridge, and Doshisha (Kyoto) Universities. Dr. Brooker has written or edited nine books, including Reading The Waste Land: Modernism and the Limits of Interpretation (1990—coauthor, Joseph Bentley), Mastery and Escape: T. S. Eliot and the Dialectic of Modernism (1994), Conversations with Denise Levertov (1998), and T. S. Eliot: The Contemporary Reviews (2004). She is the co-editor of T. S. Eliot's Complete Prose (vol. 1, 2014; vol. 8. 2015) and has published scores of essays on modern writers. Professor Brooker 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 lectured widely in America, Europe, Asia, and Israel. She has served as president of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association and other professional societies, and served six years as a member of the National Humanities Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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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. Eliot’s "The Waste Land"
Anthology of contemporary reviews
American Critical Archives (collections of contemporary reviews of works of American authors): T. S. Eliot

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