The National Library of Wales (home to the most extensive collection of David Jones's papers, including several important paintings and his entire annotated library) is in danger of closing. You can find out more from this article in Nation Cymru: nation.cymru/opinion/are-we-going-to-lose-the-national-library-of-wales/?fbclid=IwAR31MM-9T3QCBUyk3NoTbzMVQc6U8crNi0xxw2umi0RabxmTmwYiSiRFxqQ
If you are so inclined, please consider signing this petition to save the NLW: petitions.senedd.wales/petitions/244641
Opportunity possibly of interest to Jones scholars. From the journal website:
"This Special Issue focuses on relationships between modernist poetry and visual culture. Recent scholarship exploring the emergence of twentieth-century forces of modernity increasingly recognizes the rapid dominance of new technologies and diverse varieties of visual culture infusing the “modern”. How might we think of modernist and avant-garde poetics in relation to the proliferation of visual means of expression, consumerism, information, entertainment, fashion, protest, and other modes of modern existence? How are modernist forms and poetic genres attenuated by visual culture and its technologies, circuits, and values? How are received ideas about modernist poetry enriched, challenged, and/or revised when read through the lens of visual culture?The following questions offer potential directions for essays linking modernist poetry and visual culture, although other topics are welcome.
Modernist Poetry and Visual Culture
For more information see the page directly:
The David Jones Research Center was thrilled to host Dr. Rowan Williams (former Archbishop of Canterbury) for a special virtual event in honor of David Jones's 125th birthday this past 1 November. You can now view the talk on Vimeo here: vimeo.com/479031322
The David Jones Research Center (in conjunction with Washington Adventist University) is proud to present a special address by Dr. Rowan Williams (former Archbishop of Canterbury and Honorary President of the David Jones Society) on the occasion of David Jones's 125th birthday. The event will be transmitted via the virtual Zoom platform this coming Sunday, 1 November 2020 at 2 pm EST (7 pm GMT). The event is FREE, but registration is required. To register, follow the link below, and "Click to Register," which will take you to a Google Form that you can fill out. Once you have submitted this form, you will receive the Zoom links to join the session on Sunday. If you have any questions at all, please email the David Jones Research Center: email@example.com
Link to registration page: myemail.constantcontact.com/David-Jones-Research-Center-Presents--Rowan-Williams---Nov-1--2020---2pm-EST.html?soid=1103223012346&aid=LEOm9XS6H7w
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/