CFP: David Jones: Dialogues with the Past

An International, Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of York, U.K. 21-23 July, 2016.

As 2016 marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme which profoundly shaped David Jones’s imagination and thought, it provides an ideal moment to reconsider the entirety of Jones’s engagement with the many, various, elusive and intertwined ‘pasts’ through which he conceived history and culture. It will be an opportunity to explore Jones’s own style, subject matter, allusive practice and intellectual questions including the role of ‘memory’, ‘inheritance’ and ‘history’ in art and life, while also reflecting upon Jones’s own past and contemporary moment.

We welcome papers from scholars and postgraduates of multiple disciplines, including but not limited to: English, History of Art, History, Philosophy, Theology and any others that may offer relevant perspectives to the study of David Jones.

Proposals for 20-minute papers should be sent to:

The deadline for paper proposals is 31 January, 2016.

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