Frances Dickey

Frances Dickey
Associate Professor and Director of Online Programs
211 Tate
Education

Johns Hopkins University, MA and PhD

Harvard University, AB

Research and Teaching

Modernism; American Poetry; Literature and the Arts

Frances Dickey works on and teaches about modernist literature and culture, especially poetry.  Most recently, she co-edited Vol. 3 of The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: Literature, Politics, Belief, 1927-1929  and the Edinburgh Companion to T. S. Eliot and the Arts.  In The Modern Portrait Poem from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ezra Pound, she examines the development of poetic portraiture in connection with painting from the 1860's to the 1920's, focusing on T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and William Carlos Williams. She has also published articles on the poetry of Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Bishop, and T. S. Eliot. She is currently working on sensation in T. S. Eliot's poetry, especially how his representation of sensation was shaped by the urban conditions of St. Louis. She also reports from the Princeton University Library archive on the correspondence of T. S. Eliot and Emily Hale, in her blog. She is an editor of the T. S. Eliot Studies Annual and Time Present: The Newsletter of the International T. S. Eliot Society.

Awards and Honors

President of the International T. S. Eliot Society, 2016-18

Purple Chalk Award for Undergraduate Teaching, 2008

Andrew J. Kappell Prize in Literary Criticism from Twentieth-Century Literature, 2006

T. S. Eliot Young Scholar Award, 2003

Selected Publications
T. S. Eliot and the Color Line of St. Louis
Article

Frances Dickey, "T. S. Eliot and the Color Line of St. Louis," Modernism/modernity Print Plus Vol. 5, cycle 4, March 9, 2021

Joint Property, Divided Correspondents: The T. S. Eliot-Emily Hale Letters
Article

Frances Dickey and John Whittier-Ferguson, "Joint Property, Divided Correspondents: The T. S. Eliot-Emily Hale Letters," Modernism/modernity Print Plus, Vol. 5, cycle 4, Jan. 29, 2021.

May the Record Speak: The Correspondence of T. S. Eliot and Emily Hale
Article

Frances Dickey, "May the Record Speak: The Correspondence of T. S. Eliot and Emily Hale," Twentieth-Century Literature 66.4 (December 2020), pp. 431-462.

cover of The Edinburgh Companion to T S Eliot and the Arts
The Edinburgh Companion to T. S. Eliot and the Arts
Book

Frances Dickey and John Morgenstern, ed. University of Edinburgh Press, 2016.

cover of Complete Prose of T S Eliot vol. 3
The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot, Volume 3
Book

Frances Dickey, Jennifer Formicelli and Ronald Schuchard, ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, and London:  Faber and Faber, 2015.  Online via Project Muse.

Cover of The Modern Portrait poem (book); painting by J. M. WHistler showing woman in white dress looking at her reflection in mirror
The Modern Portrait Poem from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ezra Pound
Book

Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012.