Gender, Desire, and Sexuality in T. S. Eliot

Gender, Desire, and Sexuality in T. S. Eliot

Bringing together scholars from a wide range of critical approaches, this collection studies T.S. Eliot's engagement with desire, homoeroticism and feminism in his poetry, prose and drama. In particular, it illuminates the influence of Eliot's poet mother; the dynamic of homosexuality in his work; his poetic identification with passive desire; and his reception by female academics from the early twentieth century to the present. The book will be essential reading for students of Eliot and Modernism, as well as of queer theory and gender studies.


"The essays in this remarkably well as a single book." - English Literature in Transition, Leonard Diepeveen, Dalhousie University

"While successfully gathering multiple fresh perspectives on the dynamic and complex modernity of Eiliot, this essay collection also offers the reader a remarkably thorough account of the trajectory of Eliot criticism." Kelley Lewis, Dalhousie University

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