Anthony Cuda

Associate Professor of English



Author, The Passions of Modernism: Eliot, Yeats, Woolf, and Mann. Columbia: University

of South Carolina Press. January 2010. (97,432 words; 235 pp.)


Critical Edition

Co-editor, The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot, The Critical Edition. Vol. II: The Perfect Critic:

1919-1926. General Editor, Ronald Schuchard. London and Baltimore: Faber & Faber and Johns Hopkins UP. 2014. (447,463 words; 990 pp.) Awarded the Modernist Studies Association 2015 Book Prize for an Anthology, Edition, or Collection of Essays.“A monumental work of scholarly editing . . . sure to be widely used, appreciated, and admired.” MSA Book Prize committee. 


Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters


“Eliot’s Plays: A Revaluation.” In The New Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot. Ed. Jason

Harding. Cambridge UP, 2017.  116-130. (6,705 words)


“Evenings at the Phoenix Society: Eliot and the Independent London Theatre.” The Edinburgh

Companion to T. S. Eliot and the Other Arts. Ed. Frances Dickey and John Morgenstern. Edinburgh UP, 2016. 202-24. (10,480 words)


 “The Waste Land’s Afterlife: The Poem’s Reception in the Twentieth Century and Beyond. In

The Cambridge Companion to The Waste Land. Ed. Gabrielle McIntire. Cambridge UP, 2015. 194-210. (7,273 words)


“T. S. Eliot.” In A Companion to Modernist Poetry. Ed. David Chinitz and Gail McDonald.

Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. 450-463. (6,947 words)


“The Poet and the Pressure Chamber: T. S. Eliot’s Life.” In A Companion to T. S. Eliot. Ed.

David Chinitz. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 3-14. (6,826 words)


 “W. B. Yeats and a ‘Certain Mystic of the Middle Ages.’” In Julian of Norwich’s Legacy:

Medieval Mysticism and Post-Medieval Reception. Ed. Denise Baker and Sarah Salih. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 49-68. (7,621 words)


 “‘Crying in Plato’s Teeth’: W. B. Yeats and Platonic Inspiration.” In Platonisms: Ancient,

Modern, and Postmodern. Ed. Kevin Corrigan and John D. Turner. NY: Brille, 2007. 205-18. (4,627 words)


Peer-Reviewed Journal Essays


“Prufrock, Belated.” Special Forum: “Prufrock at 100.” T. S. Eliot Annual 1 (Forthcoming, 2017)

89- 92. (1,340 words)


“W. B. Yeats and the Turbulent Lives of Painted Horses.” Yeats Annual 17 (2007): 37-50.

(5,725 words) 


 “T. S. Eliot’s ‘Forgotten Poet of Lines,’ Nathaniel Wanley.” ANQ 19 (Spring 2006): 52-58.

(2,769 words)


“Who Stood over Eliot’s Shoulder?” Modern Language Quarterly 66 (Sept. 2005): 329-64.

(17,074 words)


 “The Use of Memory: Seamus Heaney, T. S. Eliot and the Unpublished Epigraph to North.” 

Journal of Modern Literature 28 (Summer 2005): 152-75. (11,460 words)


“T. S. Eliot’s Etherized Patient.” Twentieth Century Literature 50 (Winter 2004): 394-420.

(10,548 words)


 “T. S. Eliot’s Quotation from E. B. Browning: ‘Shadows for my company.’” Notes &

Queries 51 (2004): 164-65. (862 words)


Reviews of Poetry


“The Irish Bard” Rev of Our Secret Discipline: W. B. Yeats and Lyric Form, Helen Vendler.

Washington Post Book World, 20 Apr. 2008, 6.  


“The Slender Mr. Cogito.” Rev. of Collected Poems, 1956-1998, Zbigniew Herbert. The New

Criterion (May 2007): 71-73.


 “The Reemergence of a Modern Master.” Rev. of Collected Poems, 1956-1998, Zbigniew

Herbert. Washington Post Book World, 29 Apr. 2007, 7.


For the Chautauqua Literary Journal 4 (2007): 160-70.  Rev. of Breaking the Alabaster Jar:

Conversations with Li-Young Lee, ed. Ingersoll; Let Me Explain, Gaylord Brewer; Not To: New and Selected Poems, Elaine Terranova.


“What Matters Most.” Rev. of Selected Poems, 1931-2005, Czeslaw Milosz. FIELD:

Contemporary Poetry and Poetics 76 (Spring 2007): 80-91.


“The Beat Goes On.” Rev. of The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg, Bill Morgan.

Washington Post Book World, 3 Dec. 2006, 7.


 “Large, Impersonal, Flour-White Shoes.” Rev. of Edgar Allan Poe and the Juke Box, Elizabeth

Bishop. International Poetry Review 32 (Spring 2006): 95-99. 


 “Notes from Underground.” Rev. of District and Circle, Seamus Heaney. Washington Post Book

World, 16 Apr. 2006, 8.


“The Haiku Spirit.” Rev. of The Poems of Charles Reznikoff, 1918-1975, ed. Seamus Cooney.

The New Criterion 24 (Apr. 2006): 75-78.


For the Chautauqua Literary Journal 3 (2006): 147-55.

Rev. of Fallen from a Chariot, Kevin Prufer; Chez Nous, Angie Estes; dear good naked morning, Ruth L. Schwartz.


“A Garrulous Creature.” Rev. of Selected Letters of Amy Clampitt, ed. Willard Spiegelman. New

Criterion 24 (Jan. 2006): 75-76.


“What is Unremembered.” Rev. of The Sorrowing House, Genevieve Lehr. CV2 28:3 (Winter

2006): 84-88.


 “The Owl in the Heart.” Rev. of Migrations: New and Selected Poems, W. S. Merwin.

FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics 74 (Spring 2006): 59-67.


“Mary Kinzie’s Bogan.” Rev. of A Poet’s Prose: Selected Writings, Louise Bogan, The New

Criterion 24 (Nov. 2005): 76-77.


“Richard Wilbur’s Uncouth Muse.” Rev. of New and Collected Poems, Richard Wilbur.

American Book Review [ABR] (Nov. 2005): 22-23. 


“Among these Silk Screens.” Rev. of Ariel: The Restored Edition, Sylvia Plath. ABR  26:6

(Sept. 2005): 19; 24. 


“Angels Marching into Darkness.” Rev. of In the Salt Marsh, Nancy Willard. ABR 26:4

(May 2005): 23. 


“Sheer Genius.” Rev. of Collected Poems, Philip Larkin. ABR 26 (Jan. 2005): 18.


Headnotes, Scholarly Reviews, and Encyclopedia Entries


 “The Question of T. E. Hulme’s Modernism.” Rev. of T. E. Hulme and the Question of

Modernism, ed. Edward Commentale and Andrzej Gasiorek. English Literature in

Transition, 1880-1920  51:2 (2008): 205-09


“Ann Lauterbach,” “James Merrill.” In Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets. Ed. Terence

Diggory. New York: Facts on File, 2007. 285-87;  317.


 “Helen in Egypt,” “Tender Buttons,” “Narrative Poetry.” In The Companion to Twentieth

Century American Poetry. Ed. Burt Kimmelman. New York: Facts on File, 2005. 212-13; 334-37;  493-94.