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Jared L. Stark
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Eckerd College
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Jewel Spears Brooker

Professor Emerita of Literature

Jewel Spears Brooker

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Jewel Spears Brooker is Professor Emerita of Literature at Eckerd College where she has received awards for teaching, scholarship, and campus leadership. She has held visiting appointments at Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Cambridge, and Doshisha (Kyoto) Universities. Dr. Brooker has written or edited eight books, including Approaches to Teaching Eliot's Poetry and Plays (1988), Reading The Waste Land: Modernism and the Limits of Interpretation (1990—coauthored with Joseph Bentley), The Placing of T. S. Eliot (1991), Mastery and Escape: T. S. Eliot and the Dialectic of Modernism (1994), Conversations with Denise Levertov (1998), T. S. Eliot and Our Turning World (2000), and most recently, T. S. Eliot: The Contemporary Reviews (2004). She is the Co-editor of T. S. Eliot's Complete Prose (vols. 1, 7) and has published scores of essays on modern writers. Professor Brooker has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Knight Foundation, and Pew Charitable Trust and has lectured widely in Europe and Asia. She has served as president of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association and other professional societies, and recently completed a six-year term as a member of the National Humanities Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

CV (PDF) | Review of T. S. Eliot: The Contemporary Reviews

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Boats and Books

Associate Professor of Literature Dr. Jared Stark takes his class out on Eckerd's pontoon boat to discuss Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley.