Follow this link to read an interesting review of a work with parallels to In Parenthesis (The Grail Roads by Rob Hindle): https://ellipticalmovements.wordpress.com/2019/03/22/the-grail-roads-by-rob-hindle-a-review/
We are pleased to announce that a Blue Plaque has been posted at David Jones' one-time residence at the Fort Hotel in Sidmouth, Devon. A catalogue describing all the Blue Plaques in Sidmouth (including this one dedicated to Jones) will be available soon on the Sid Vale Association website. Historian and scholar Mary Coghill plans to host a walk and talk about the plaque in Sidmouth this autumn in conjunction with the David Jones Society. Details soon to follow.
In case you haven't seen it yet: recent study (published 2018) that features an article on David Jones and Isaac Rosenberg.
"Fierce imaginings': the radical myth-making of David Jones and Isaac Rosenberg" in Sally Minogue and Andrew Palmer, The Remembered Dead: Poetry, Memory and the First World War (Cambridge, 2018)
from the DJRC website:
“David Jones: Theory of Art; Theory of Culture”7-8 March, 2019, Booth Special Collections, Georgetown University Library (3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057, USA)
The work and thought of the British artist and WWI veteran David Jones (1895-1974) commands a unique perspective on the deeply intertwined questions of the theory of art and the theory of culture in the 20th century. Jones not only had extensive first-hand experience of total war, both as a private in the trenches of WWI and as a Londoner during the Blitz, but also communicated his experience in an interpenetrated corpus of visual art, prose, and poetic writing. Jones’s sense of artistic form crosses the boundaries of the visual and the verbal in order to respond to the crisis of what he described as “unmaking” in his 1937 poem of WWI, In Parenthesis.As Mark Greif’s (2015) and Alan Jacobs’s (2018) recent studies indicate, the postwar period presented a unique “crisis” for artists and intellectuals in the West who found themselves confronted with challenges to traditional narratives about human identity and the nature of human flourishing. The work of David Jones places the theory of art at the very center of this crisis, drawing on the thinking of neo-Artistotelian-Thomist philosophers such as Jacques Maritain to regard the fine arts in light of the gamut of human making and so broaden the discussion to show how art encompasses more fundamental questions of human work, technology, religion, leisure, and politics.
This seminar situates the contribution of Jones’s cultural and aesthetic theory and multimedia corpus in the immediate context of 20th-century artistic practice and theories of art and culture. It will particularly seek to show the unique light that Jones sheds on the understanding of war in the 20th century, narratives of modern secularization, and experiments in visual and poetic form that respond to the ruptures and new continuities that these cultural shifts incur."
For more information, including full list of speakers and preliminary timetable, as well as registration see the website: www.davidjonesresearch.org/upcoming/
Announcing the David Jones Research Center website! Stay tuned for more information about the 2019 seminar, which will open for registration soon.
"Recognition for a Much-Neglected English Catholic Artist", 8 November, 2018 by K.V. Turley: