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Loyola University Chicago

Department of English


David Chinitz

Title/s: Professor

Specialty Area: Poetry, modernism, T. S. Eliot, Harlem Renaissance, popular culture

Office #: Crown Center 409

Phone: 82789

E-mail: dchinit@luc.edu

External Webpage: http://orion.luc.edu/~dchinit/


Offices Held:
First VP, Modernist Studies Association; Past President, T. S. Eliot Society


B.A., Amherst College (1984); M.S., Brown U. (1985); Ph.D., Columbia University (1993)

Research Interests

Poetry, Modernism, T. S. Eliot, Harlem Renaissance, Popular Culture


American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship, 2012-2013

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2008


Which sin to bear? Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes. New York: Oxford UP, 2013.

A Companion to T. S. Eliot. (Ed.) Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2003.

Recent Publications:
"'A real, solid, sane, racial something': Langston Hughes's Blues Poetry." Ablaze with Lyric Fire: Black Music, Black Poetry. Ed. Gordon Thompson. Ashgate, 2013 (forthcoming).

"'A Vast Wasteland?' Eliot and Popular Culture." A Companion to T. S. Eliot. Ed. David E Chinitz. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 66-78.

"The New Harlem Renaissance Studies." Modernism/Modernity 13 (2006): 375-82.

"The Waste Land." A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture. Ed. David Bradshaw and Kevin J. H. Dettmar. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006. 324–32.

"In the Shadows: Popular Song and Eliot's Construction of Emotion." Modernism/Modernity 11.3 (2004): 449-67.

The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot
. Vol. 6: 1940–1946. (Co-ed. with Ronald Schuchard.)
Johns Hopkins UP.

A Companion to Modernist Poetry. (Co-ed. with Gail McDonald.) Wiley-Blackwell.


Department of English
Crown Center for the Humanities
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

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