[Msa-discuss] CFP: Re-presenting David Jones (ACLA 2019)

Thomas Berenato tab3cz at virginia.edu
Mon Aug 20 12:35:53 EDT 2018


Seminar CFP: Re-presenting David Jones

Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association,
Georgetown University, 7-10 March 2019

Co-organizers: Thomas Berenato and Anna Svendsen

The centenary of the First World War has prompted new publications on and
public interest in the life and work of the Anglo-Welsh poet and painter
David Jones (1895-1974). In 2015 Chichester's Pallant House Gallery devoted
a major exhibition to Jones, its detailed catalogue by Paul Hills and
Ariane Bankes attracting attention in the scholarly and popular press.
English composer Iain Bell adapted Jones's war poem *In Parenthesis* (1937)
for the Welsh National Opera in 2016. BBC Radio 4 featured Thomas
Dilworth's biography of Jones, the fruit of three decades' research, as a
Book of the Week in April 2017. Chapters in recent monographs by Anthony
Domestico, Matthew Griffiths, and W. David Soud, among others, have
considered Jones alongside his better-known peers. In late 2017 Brill
presented a collection of essays addressing the question of Jones's status
as a "Christian Modernist." In summer 2018 the journal *Religion &
Literature* released a David Jones Special Issue and Bloomsbury Academic
included an edition of Jones's unpublished prose in its Modernist Archives
series, with an edition of his unpublished poetry to appear in December.


This seminar, convened with the cooperation of the new David Jones Research
Center, calls students and scholars of Jones to capitalize on and
contribute to this growing corpus. Some spurs:


- Investigations of Jones archives in North America and the UK

- Approaches to editing and exhibiting Jones's work and correspondence

- Jones among his contemporaries

- Jones's inheritance and legacy

- Jones's cultural and aesthetic theories

- Jones and theology, religion, the Second Vatican Council, "the
post-secular"

- Jones's politics, political theology

- Jones's women

- Jones's wars

Submit an abstract at https://www.acla.org/re-presenting-david-jones
between Thursday,
August 30, at 12 p.m. noon EST and Thursday, September 20, at 9 a.m. EST.

Contact Thomas Berenato (tab3cz at virginia.edu) for more information.
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