“DAVID JONES: CHRISTIAN MODERNIST?”
A conference in Regent’s Park College and St Anne’s College, Oxford
10–13 September 2014
David Jones’s (1895-1974) rich career as visual artist, poet and critic yokes together two terms, ‘Christian’ and ‘modernist’, which are sometimes considered incompatible. This conference examines the paradoxes of a Catholic artist committed to ‘making it new’ through formal experiment and a large-scale theory of sign, sacrament and civilization. Jones’s case demands an interdisciplinary approach drawing on theology, philosophy and history, as well as a wider rethinking of the critical vocabulary of Modernist Studies. We specially welcome a broad range of contributions from fields beyond Jones Studies, to widen the conversation about his work.
Full CFP and registration: http://modernismchristianity.org/david-jones-conference/
(Please note: Only those registering for college accommodation are guaranteed a place at the conference at this stage. If you need to register without accommodation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.)
The final deadline for registration is 15 June, but early registration is strongly encouraged. Please contact the organisers as soon as possible if you intend to register.
Papers are 20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion.
Thomas Dilworth (University of Windsor)
Paul Fiddes (University of Oxford)
Alison Milbank (University of Nottingham)
Micheal O’Siadhail (Poet, critic and linguist)
Anne Price-Owen (University of Wales)
Organised by the Centre for Christianity and Culture, Regent’s Park College, Oxford and the ‘Modernism and Christianity’ project, University of Bergen, Norway.
Organisers: Paul Fiddes, Anna Johnson and Erik Tonning.