Congratulations and bravo to Jennifer.
Date sent: Sat, 10 May 2003 17:45:24 EDT
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It with great pleasure -- and the pride friends can take in each
-- that I am announcing the presence of a newly official PhD on our list:
Jennifer Formichelli, Cambridge U, Newnham College. Her dissertation is
titled _Scenes and Situations in T.S. Eliot's Epigraphs_. From what I can
gather, her thesis is that Eliot's epigraphs (to Sweeney Erect, The Waste
Land, The Hollow Men, Sweeney Agonistes, Sweeney Among the
and Marina) are an embodiment of his dramatic sensibility. She discusses
Eliot's use of the epigraph's place of prejudgement in inciting curiosity
and suspicion in and about poems which awaken a sense of detection.