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Catholicism, Literature and the Arts : 1850 - Present

Wednesday, 5 July 2017 to Friday, 7 July 2017


An international conference on Catholicism, Literature and the Arts, organised by the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University and Ushaw College. The conference is supported by the Centre for Poetry and Poetics and the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture at Durham University. It will bring together leading scholars to address key questions in the study of Catholic art and writing, including the question of whether there is a distinctive tradition of ‘Catholic literature’. Among the main topics and themes of the conference are Catholic memoir and autobiography; Catholic fiction and poetry; Catholic readership; journalism; publishers and archives; and the visual arts. The conference will include film, music, and the visual arts, as well as literature. It will also draw on works of art and literature closely associated with Ushaw College.

Speakers include:
- Professor Eamon Duffy
- Professor Terry Eagleton
- Professor Paul Lakeland
- Anna Lawson
- Dr Melanie McDonagh
- HE Daniel Mulhall
- Paul Anthony Murray

Short-paper sessions on topics such as:
- Spiritual autobiography
- Sacred objects
- Catholic poetry from Hopkins to Heaney
- James Joyce and the Irish novel
- Nineteenth-century religious painting and sculpture
- Catholic book history and publishing

The conference programme can be found here.

  • Standard Registration Fee (GBP 70.00)
    Includes booking fee and refreshments
  • Reduced Registration Fee - PG Students, Low Waged, Giving short papers at the conference without any other financial assistance (GBP 45.00)
    Includes booking fee and refreshments

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