The Unorthodox Orthodoxy: Catholicism, Modernisms and the Avant-garde

25 September 2015 

University of Notre Dame in London, 1 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HX, UK

8:45-9:15: REGISTRATION (Entrance/Senior Common Room): Self-serve refreshments available.

9:15-9:30: WELCOME (Trafalgar Hall): Jamie Callison, University of Bergen & University of Northampton

9:30-10:30: KEYNOTE 1 (Trafalgar Hall): Jamie Callison, University of Bergen & University of Northampton (Chair)

Richard Canning, University of Northampton, ‘Ronald Firbank and the Catholic Modernist Enigma’

10:30-11:00: COFFEE BREAK (Senior Common Room): Catered coffee, tea, biscuits and cold drinks.

11:00-12:30: PARALLEL SESSION 1 (Trafalgar Hall/ G:07):

Trafalgar Hall: ‘Orthodox Innovations: the Modernists and the Anti-Modernists’, Paul Robichaud, Abertus Magnus College (Chair)

Francesca Bugliani Knox, Heythrop College, University of London, ‘“Nightingales awake”: Ronnie Knox the priest as a man of letters’

Anne Price-Owen, University of Wales Trinity of Saint David, ‘David Jones: Shifting the Shape: painting, poetry, music’

Jean Ward, University of Gdańsk, ‘Marian Elements in T. S. Eliot’

G:07: ‘Make it Newman: Literature and Religion in the Age of Doubt’, Richard Canning, University of Northampton (Chair)

Charlotte Hansen, University of Chichester, ‘The Orthodoxy of Lionel Johnson: “Too Learned to Question”?’

Mark Knight, University of Toronto, ‘Ideal Sermons: Alice Meynell’s Literary Experiments in Natural Theology’

Joanna Rzepa, University of Warwick, ‘Reinventing Orthodoxy: John Henry Newman as a Proto-Modernist Thinker’

12:30-13:15: BUFFET LUNCH

13:15-14:15: KEYNOTE 2 (Trafalgar Hall): Anna Svendsen, University of York (Chair)

Paul Robichaud, Albertus Magnus College, ‘Avant-Garde and Orthodoxy at Ditchling’

14:15-14:45: COFFEE BREAK (Senior Common Room): Catered coffee, tea, biscuits and cold drinks.

14:45-16:15: PARALLEL SESSION 2 (Trafalgar Hall/ G:07):

Trafalgar Hall: ‘Conversion, the Fall, Theology: Redeploying Religious Terms’, Joanna Rzepa, University of Warwick (Chair)

Heidi Hartwig, Central Connecticut State University, ‘The Modernist Conversion Narrative in Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair.’

Suzanne Hobson, Queen Mary, University of London, ‘Theologizing and Aestheticizing: British Fiction and Theological Modernism between the Wars’

Henry Mead, Teesside University, ‘Modernist Myths of the Fall’

G:07: ‘A Catholic View: Orthodoxy and a Global Vision’,  Emma Mason, University of Warwick (Chair)

Hillary Davies, King’s College London, ‘Europe and David Gascoyne: Faith and Modernism’

Max F. Jensen, Pennsylvania State University, ‘“The Tragic Sense of New York”: Lorca’s Catholic Vision the United States’

George Piggford, C.S.C., Stonehill College ‘Slavoj Žižek’s Passion (for the Real) and Flannery O’Connor’s Hermaphrodite’

16:15-16:30: COMFORT BREAK (Trafalgar Hall): Self-serve refreshments available.

16:30-17:30: KEYNOTE 3 (Trafalgar Hall): Scott Freer, University of Leicester (Chair)

Martin Stannard, University of Leicester, ‘Community and Isolation: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and The Driver’s Seat

17:30-17:45: CONCLUDING REMARKS (Trafalgar Hall): Emma Mason, University of Warwick

17:45-18:30: CONFERENCE RECEPTION (Senior Common Room): Wine and soft drinks available.

18:45: CONFERENCE DINNER (India Club, 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA)