Johns Hopkins University, MA and PhD
Harvard University, AB
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. Her work on the correspondence of T. S. Eliot and Emily Hale is described in her blog and was recently featured in the BBC documentary T. S. Eliot: Into the Waste Land. She is an editor of the T. S. Eliot Studies Annual.
Distinguished Service Award, International T. S. Eliot Society, 2022
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
Frances Dickey, "T. S. Eliot and the Color Line of St. Louis," Modernism/modernity Print Plus Vol. 5, cycle 4, March 9, 2021
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.
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.
Frances Dickey and John Morgenstern, ed. University of Edinburgh Press, 2016.
Frances Dickey, Jennifer Formicelli and Ronald Schuchard, ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, and London: Faber and Faber, 2015. Online via Project Muse.
Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012.