Fr. John Scott will say a Latin Requiem Mass for David Jones on 28 October 2020 (46th anniversary of Jones's death) in Westminster Cathedral, 10:30 am. All are welcome.
The David Jones Research Center is pleased to announce that Rowan Williams will be giving the keynote address of a virtual event in honor of David Jones' 125th birthday, Sunday, 1 November 2020 (2:00-3:30 pm EST). An official announcement with details and registration information will be available soon.
A collection of letters from David Jones to Valerie Wynne-Williams were on auction at Bonham's, London. Information and some images are still available to see here:
Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, discusses Jones' theology of art in an article for the Catholic Herald (from June 2020) titled "David Jones Saw the in the Mass the Divine Foundation of All Art"
An article in the Church Life Journal from the University of Notre Dame ("The Mark of a Sacramentalist," by Scott Beauchamp) features a discussion of sacramentality in Jones' The Anathemata.
Read it here: churchlifejournal.nd.edu/articles/the-mark-of-a-sacramentalist/
David Jones continues to inspire artists of all media. In his work, "Starlight Order" (viewable at the link below) pianist Erik Lawrence overlays a recording of David Jones reading from In Parenthesis with simple chords.
A recent airing of BBC's Poetry Extra titled "The Great Libraries -- Aberystwyth" has a 6-minute section devoted to a discussion of David Jones's long poem, In Parenthesis. It features a discussion with archivist Nia Mai Daniels of the National Library of Wales (Aberystwyth) about Jones's manuscript itself; it also includes a short dramatized reading from the final pages of In Parenthesis.
Viewable at this link for a limited time (discussion of Jones begins around minute 20): www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000l84s
Anthony Domestico (SUNY-Purchase) will be giving a talk based on his book Poetry and Theology in the Modernist Period (Johns Hopkins, 2017) -- which features a fascinating chapter on David Jones -- for the Zephyr Institute. It will take place via Zoom on next Thursday, 16 July at 16:00-17:00 Pacific Time (18:00 Central, 19:00 EST, 12 Midnight GMT).
For more details and registration (i.e. to receive the Zoom links), see the Zeyphr Institute website:
Fr. Bob Ombres (Dominican priest at Blackfriars, Oxford) speaks about David Jones as part of the "Not Just Theologians" podcast,
Listen to the podcast here (about 18 m): youtu.be/_eBNYDd-_CQ
Given the ongoing precariousness of the lockdown situation, David Jones Research Center annual seminar originally scheduled for this coming 3-5 June will need to be postponed -- hopefully to later in the year. The DJRC is looking into the possibility of remote participation, and so if you are in any way interested in participating in the seminar in any way, please fill out the form on the DJRC website, found here: