"David Jones: Christian modernist?" Oxford (UK), 10-13 September 2014.
‘Modernism’ in literature and the arts is associated with cultural and political rebellion, ‘making it new’ through formal experimentation, and a widespread drive towards a regenerated New Era of human history. For many modernists, Christianity stood for a bygone era to be overcome; the reactionary, dead hand of the past.
Yet David Jones’s art, poetry and cultural theory subvert this neat dichotomy. He was a Catholic convert with a deep appreciation of the Church’s ancient liturgy and tradition; but he also conceived his Catholicism as a mode of cultural ‘sabotage’ and a sign of ‘contradiction’.
Along with another member of the ACHA, I'm organizing a roundtable for the Association's annual conference in January, 2015. The roundtable will broadly address the impact of Pope Francis' election and brief tenure on the historiography of Catholicism and on the global Catholic Church. Current presentations focus on historiographical debates over discernment in the United States and the Second Vatican Council in Italy.
I am seeking to form a session on American Catholic women for the American Catholic Historical Association Annual Meeting, which takes place on January 2-5, 2015 in New York City.
American Catholic women are largely absent from the narrative of women's history in the United States. Kathleen Sprows Cummings has argued that exploring the lives of previously-unknown Catholic women is important, but historians must also examine the significance of those lives, and consider how they add to our overall knowledge of the past. This panel will seek to add to our knowledge of American Catholic women by exploring the lives and work of women but also in using religious faith as lens through which to view women’s lives.
Title: Call for Papers: Essays on Catholicism in New Jersey in Honor of the 350th Anniversary of the State Location: New Jersey Date: 2014-06-01 Description: Call for Papers: Essays on Catholicism in New Jersey in Honor of the 350th Anniversary of the State The New Jersey Catholic Historical Commission is looking for you to help us celebrate in print the history of Catholic New Jersey. Please consider sending a paper that covers some aspect of state reli ... Contact: Alan.Delozier@shu.edu Announcement ID: 212610