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Durham University

Centre for Catholic Studies

Catholicism, Literature, and the Arts II: Legacies and Revivals

An International Conference: 8-10 July 2019, Durham UK


Organised and hosted by Durham University Centre for Catholic Studies, the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame's International London Global Gateway, and Ushaw College

Supported by Durham University's Centre for Visual Arts and Culture, Centre for Poetry & Poetics, and Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, and The Tablet

Overview

This second biennial conference will explore key questions concerning the relationship between Catholicism and the arts, including literature, music, and visual art. What substantive relationships of conceptual and formal influence exist between Catholicism and the arts? Is there such a thing as Catholic literature, Catholic music, and Catholic art? If so, in what ways does their catholicity reside in relevant ideas, attitudes, values, and beliefs?

Conference programme


Keynote Speakers

  • Martin Dubois (Durham University): Vernacular Hopkins
  • Robin Jensen (University of Notre Dame): Epiphany, Visuality and Christian Art
  • Paul B. Murray OP (Angelicum, Rome): At the Threshold of Wonder: Poetry and Religion, Friends or Foes?
  • Elizabeth Powell (Durham University): Place and the Poetics of David Jones
  • Patricia Waugh (Durham University): Muriel Spark’s Imagination: Creativity as Spiritual Exercise
  • Bennett Zon (Durham University): “Of a Disputable Character”: John Henry Newman on the Plainchant Extremism of Henry Formby, ‘Apostle of Gregorians’

Special Events

  • A guest lecture by world-renowned linguist, David Crystal, on the proposed canonisation of the prolific poet, John Bradburne OFS
  • A reading by Maria Apichella from her award-winning collection of poetry, Psalmody
  • Exhibition and tours of the chapels, artefacts, and architecture of Augustus Pugin at Ushaw College
  • A celebration of a Missa Cantata, using Mgr Charles Newsham’s Ushaw setting (please note this is a ticketed event - for those who register for one fo the relevant packages outlined below)

Travel Bursaries

The Centre for Catholic Studies and the University of Notre Dame have 10 travel bursaries of up to £200 each to award to students presenting a paper. These will be allocated on demonstration of financial need. If you wish to apply please complete the application form available here and send the completed form to theresa.phillips@durham.ac.uk by 16 June 2019. Following the deadline, the conference organisers will meet to award the bursaries.


Registration

Package A

Standard rate - to include conference fee, refreshments, and conference catering (including 3 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 conference dinner and 2 drink receptions)

£177

Package B

Student rate - include conference fee, refreshments, and conference catering (including 3 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 conference dinner and 2 drink receptions)

£147

Package C

Standard rate - to include conference fee and refreshments only

£ 70

Package D

Student rate - to include conference fee and refreshments only

£ 40

Package E

Durham University students and Durham University staffconference registration only (includes refreshments but no meals)

FREE

Package F

Durham University students - – conference registration (free) AND conference catering (including 3 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 conference dinner and 2 drink receptions)

£107

Package G

Durham University staffconference registration (free) AND conference catering (including 3 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 conference dinner and 2 drink receptions) (inc. VAT)

£128.40

Package H

Wednesday afternoon only, 2pm-5pm – to include 1 conference session and the celebration of Missa Cantata

£ 20

Accommodation at St Chad's College is available to book as part of the registration process (£45 per night).

Registration deadline: Sunday 16 June 2019


Queries

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact Centre for Catholic Studies administrator Theresa Phillips at theresa.phillips@durham.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 191 33 43952.