The John Quinn Lecture Series: T.S. Eliot and The Waste Land

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library

Event Details

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s “John Quinn Lecture Series” will feature a program on poet T.S. Eliot on Wednesday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Hosted by the Library and the Heidelberg University English Department, this program will explore John Quinn's pivotal role in the publication of T. S. Eliot's poetic masterpiece, The Waste Land. Copies of The Waste Land are available for checkout at the Library. The ebook and audiobook can be found on the Ohio Digital Library and hoopla.

Dr. Garry Leonard, Professor of Literature and Film at the University of Toronto, will be the guest speaker. He is the author of two books on James Joyce - Reading Dubliners Again: A Lacanian Perspective, and Advertising and Commodity Culture in Joyce. More recently, Film International published his essay ”What Grows in This Stony Rubble?: Melodrama in It’s a Wonderful Life and The Waste Land.”

Heidelberg University’s Dr. Barry Devine will serve as the host for this event. Dr. Devine is a specialist in the works of James Joyce and Irish modernism and is a contributor to the forthcoming The Cambridge Centenary Ulysses.

Registration is required by visiting Please note: our system does not currently accept international phone numbers. Please use the Library's phone number (419-447-3751) to register.

This event will be recorded. Recordings of past events in the John Quinn Lecture Series can be found at For more information, please visit or call 419-447-3751.

John Quinn was born in Tiffin, Ohio, in 1870. He grew to international fame as a lawyer and collector of literature and art. At the time of his death in 1924, Quinn had amassed the largest collection of modern art in the world. He was also famous for providing legal advice and services to many modernist authors including James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, and William Butler Yeats.

Event Type(s): Adult Program

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