Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

KJ Gilchrist

Second Advisor

Barbara Ching

Abstract

This essay explores the way incarnation allows T.S. Eliot to renegotiate and redistribute themes of time, age, life, and death from his pre-conversion to post-conversion poetry. The incarnation, especially its dispensation of time, is a paramount part of Eliot's conversion. I posit that incarnation drove Eliot to Christianity because incarnation represents a divine disruption of time. This disruption bridges time and timelessness, here and there ,and life and death. Eliot's eventual rest in the Chalcedonian form of incarnation, therefore, provides a resolution of and not a divergence from his poetry previous to his conversion.

Copyright Owner

Natalie Albertson

Language

en

Date Available

2012-10-31

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

68 pages

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