The Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University will host “T.S. Eliot Redivivus,” a celebration of both T.S. Eliot’s birthday and the publication of two volumes of collected Eliot works, edited by Emory English professor emeritus Ron Schuchard, on Friday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. in the Jones Room.
The occasion marks the writer’s 126th birthday and the live launch of the first two volumes of “The Complete Prose of T.S. Eliot,” an-eight-volume digital collection of Eliot’s published and unpublished works. When complete, the fully searchable, integrative edition will include all of Eliot’s collected essays, reviews, lectures, commentaries, and letters to editors, including more than 700 uncollected and 150 unpublished pieces from 1905 to 1965, according to the publisher’s website.
Guests are encouraged to bring their laptops or tablets to the event for a hands-on tour of the volumes, Schuchard says.
The publication project is the result of a multi-year collaboration among the Eliot estate, Faber and Faber Ltd.; The Johns Hopkins University Press; Project Muse, the Hodson Trust, the Lewis H. Beck Center for Electronic Collections at Emory (now part of the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship), the John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Foundation, and the Institute of English Studies, University of London. This digital collection greatly expands access to material that has been restricted or inaccessible in private and institutional collections for almost 50 years, the publisher’s website states.
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