Specialty Area: Poetry, modernism, T. S. Eliot, Harlem Renaissance, popular culture
Office #: Crown Center 409
External Webpage: http://orion.luc.edu/~dchinit/
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)
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.
"'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.