T S Eliot's Daughter The 2009 Warton Lecture

  • Robert Crawford (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


British Academy LIterature Week

Though T S Eliot had no children, he stated that paternity was the theme of his poem 'Marina'. Robert Crawford's lecture re-examines Eliot's importance, and concentrates on 'Marina' as one of his finest poems. The lecture listens closely to the poem's sound-textures, and argues that this work in which a man invokes his daughter can be read as part of Eliot's wider engagement with children and with childlessness.
Period20 Oct 2009
Event titleThe 2009 Warton Lecture
Event typeConference
LocationUnited KingdomShow on map