The Journal of the TS Eliot Society (UK)

The 2022 edition of the Journal of the TS Eliot Society has been published.

Edited by Dr Scott Freer, the 2022 edition contains essays and reviews on subjects ranging from the gift of the Emily Hale letters to an examination of Eliot and Evelyn Waugh. Full contents are listed below.

The Journal is £8.00 + p&p; to purchase copies, e-mail with “TS Eliot Society Journal Request” in the subject line, and providing a physical mailing address. You will receive an e-mailed request for payment by debit card, credit card or PayPal, for a total including postage to your location, and your copy will be posted upon payment.

Members of the Society are entitled to a free copy of the year’s Journal, and once again this year the Society is also covering the costs of postage and packing. E-mail with “Journal Request (Member)” in the subject line and providing a physical mailing address. Your copy will be posted after membership verification.

Contents of the 2022 edition

  • Editorial, by our Editor, Dr Scott Freer
  • ‘Because You Are You’: Emily Hale’s Letters, by Sara Fitzgerald
  • Different Voices: Evelyn Waugh and The Waste Land, by William Myers
  • The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock: An Exegesis, by RB Jenkins
  • ‘Centennial’, by Andrew Mitchell
  • Book Reviews: Matthew Geary’s TS Eliot and The Mother, by Scott Freer; Jayme Stayer’s Becoming TS Eliot, by Paul Keers

The Journal of the TS Eliot Society

The Journal of the T.S. Eliot Society (UK) is a peer-reviewed journal that annually publishes scholarly essays by leading as well as early career academics.

As well as articles focused on T.S. Eliot, the journal is interested in contributions that examine his legacy and so will also appreciate comparative studies (e.g. TSE & Philip Larkin or TSE & Evelyn Waugh).

The annual deadline for submission is January 10th. The word length is 6-8,000.

Please forward your enquiries or a 300 word abstract to


Back issues

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  • Editorial, by our Editor, Dr Scott Freer
  • ‘First…Rapture…Then…Revolt’: TS Eliot and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, by DMR Bentley
  • ‘Must I Become After All What You Would Make Me?’: Staging Relationships and Emotional Addictions in The Cocktail Party, by Sara Lo Piano
  • ‘A Deeper Communion’: Eliot and Messiaen on Time and Eternity, by Ryanne J McLaren
  • Reaching into the Silence: Representing the Transcendent in Four Quartets, by Dan Satterthwaite


  • Baudelaire and Moréas’s Symbolisme in TS Eliot’s The Waste Land, by Robert Gillespie of Blackhall, OBE
  • Reconsidering Emily Hale, by Sara Fitzgerald, author of The Poet’s Girl: A Novel of Emily Hale and T.S. Eliot,
  • ‘Where shall the word be found’: TS. Eliot Nearing the Post-Secular, by Charika Swanepoel,
  • Book Review: Jeremy Diaper’s T.S. Eliot and Organicism, by Scott Freer


  • The Waste Land Today (2019) – William Myers
  • ‘A minority of the bookish’? Identifying TS Eliot’s early readers – Benedict Jones-Williams
  • Mat Collishaw and Julian Peters – interviews with the artists by Scott Freer
  • TS Eliot’s Dialectical Imagination by Jewel Spears Brooker; and The Letters of TS Eliot Vol 8: 1836-1930, ed. John Haffenden – book reviews by Jaron Murphy


  • Pain, Cruelty, Humiliation: T.S. Eliot’s Poetry of Violence and Reprisal, by Michael Levenson
  • ‘The magic of verse’: Incantation in the Poetry of T.S. Eliot, by Barry Spurr
  • T.S. Eliot’s Legacy in China, by Qiang Huang
  • “Mr. Eliot has Re-Discovered a Portrait of Himself”: Reframing Wyndham Lewis’s Rejected Masterpiece in the 21st Century, by Jaron Murphy
  • Book & Event Reviews by Matthew Geary & Mary Ann Lund


  • “Hello, Hello, are you there?”: Theatrics of Place in Eliot’s Poetry, by Tony Sharpe
  • TS Eliot and British Organicism: Food, Health and Nutrition, by Jeremy Diaper
  • TS Eliot’s Coriolanus: ‘Mandarins’ to ‘The Blameless Sister of Publicola’, by Matthew Geary
  • “Book Reviews by John Caperon, Chris Joyce and Scott Freer


  • TS Eliot: The Playwright and the Critic, by Michael J Collins
  • Ash Wednesday and the penitence of Western philosophy, by Graham Pechey
  • From ‘There’ to ‘Here’: Eternity Incarnated in Time, by Atsuko Tamaguchi


  • TS Eliot’s Hat Trick in The Waste Land, by David Liston
  • Tarantula and the Possum: on the Friendship of John Hayward and TS Eliot, by John Smart
  • TS Eliot’s Combined Personae as Tiresias-Narcissus in The Waste Land and their relation to the ‘objective correlative’, by Emily Bilman
  • Dust in Sunlight: the Incarnation of the Word in A Song for Simeon, by Graham Pechey


  • TS Eliot’s Christian Society and the current political crisis, by Rowan Williams
  • What might have been and what has been”: Eliot’s search for perfection, by Lyndall Gordon
  • “Things that other people have desired”: the contexts of TS Eliot’s Portrait of A Lady, by Alex Wylie
  • Why East Coker is still shocking, by Megan Quigley
  • Time as a likeness of eternity in Burnt Norton, by Atsuko Yamaguchi


  • The Use of memory: Eliot, Andrewes and the Redemption of Time, by Malcolm Guite
  • Noctes Binanianae: Eliot, Hayward and the Bina Gardens Circle, by John Smart
  • Narcissus and a Trust Fund: TS Eliot and George Barker, by Leo Mellor
  • Eliot’s Ellipsis: History and Hypergrammar in Rannoch, by Glencoe, by Graham Pechey
  • Homage to Eliot by RJ Owens
  • The Poet in statu pupillari: 1908-1912 by Geoffrey Curtis with Geoffrey Hines


  • Eliot and Earth, by Steve Ellis
  • A Note on Eliot’s Social Conscience, by Rachel Blakemore
  • TS Eliot and Anglo-Catholicism, by Michael Yelton
  • Ash Wednesday: some seasonal reflections, by Graham Pechey
  • Religion and Poetry in Eliot, by Jim Corrigall
  • Shafts of Sunlight, by Jeanette Winterson
  • Who is Sweeney, what is he? by Michael Gould
  • Review: Servotte and Grene’s Annotations to TS Eliot’s Four Quartets, by David Jasper


  • The Consciousness of the Writing Self in TS Eliot and Paul Valery, by Emily Bilman
  • Sometime Schoolmasters All: Frank McEachren and TS Eliot – and a few others, by John Bridgen
  • TS Eliot and Lady Lilian Rothermere, by Michael Gould
  • Eliot the Linguist of The Waste Land, a Mexican Girl and the Bite of a Snake, by Park Honan
  • Great Tom and Compayne Gardens, by Audrey Whiting




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