Dr Julia Daniel to give lecture on T. S. Eliot as part of Gloucester 400+ celebrations

T. S. Eliot cherished his copy of Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America gifted to him by his mother. Source: Archive Centre, King’s College, Cambridge, HB/B/8.

As part of the celebrations commemorating the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Dr Julia Daniel will give a lecture entitled ‘Water, Rock, Memory: T. S. Eliot’s Gloucester’ on Saturday 16th September 2023. T. S. Eliot treasured his childhood memories of the Gloucester seascape, where freedom and loss, human and nature, home and elsewhere mingled in tidal pools and wide waters coloured with nostalgia. Dr Daniel will explore how Eliot’s poetry often lingers in these oceanic sites to consider the relationship between personal memory and the sweep of geologic and human history. The lecture is followed by a catered reception.

Source: Archive Centre, King’s College, Cambridge, HB/B/8.

The lecture and reception are both free to attend and will take place at North Shore Arts Association, 11 Pirates Lane, Gloucester, MA. on Saturday 16th September 2023, 5:30-7:30pm.

Tickets are limited. You can sign up for the lecture by emailing tseliotfestival@gmail.com.



Dr Julia Daniel

Julia Daniel is an Associate Professor of English at Baylor University who specializes in environmental literature, modern poetry, and the works of T. S. Eliot. She is the author of Building Natures: Modern American Poetry, Landscape Architecture, and  City Planning and the co-editor of Modernism in the Green. Dr. Daniel has served as the co-editor of the T. S. Eliot Studies Annual, including a special edition on the anniversary of The Waste Land, and serves on the board of the International T. S. Eliot Society. You can find her articles and essays in The Cambridge Companion to The Waste Land, Ecomodernism, Modernism and the Anthropocene, Modernist Cultures, and Critical Quarterly.