Thursday, December 9, 2010

A few updates

I ran across a nice website from someone at Case Western that provides bibliography and some good introductory information on Jones's work: It's Called Artist/poet David Jones

Also noteworthy: A new essay on David Jones by Paul Stanbridge. Read it here

Anne Price-Owen has sent news from the British DJ society - I will post that soon, but wanted to get these two items up as they've come across my screen just lately. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Armistice Day Update

Veteran’s Day/ Armistice Day seems an appropriate time to post this update on recent work on David Jones. Here's what I've heard from people -- also providing links to work available online from these DJ society members.

Thomas Dilworth
’s book, David Jones in the Great War will be published by Enitharmon Press in 2011. Thomas Goldpaugh is completing an edition of the Grail Mass manuscripts. Tom recently published an article entitled "To Make (and Unmake) a Shape in Words: David Jones and the Continuation of The Anathemata: fragments of an attempted writing," in a volume entitled Left Out: Texts and Ur-Texts, published by Textes universitaires de Nancy.

Saskya Jain presented a paper entitled "Performing Allusion in David Jones’s In Parenthesis" at the conference of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers (ALSCW) in Princeton November 5-7, 2010. A longer version of this paper, entitled "Ancestral Memory, Ancient Unity: Footnotes as Poetic Device in David Jones’s In Parenthesis," is forthcoming in Literary Imagination.

Nora Delaney, of Boston University, also presented a paper at the ALSCW conference. Her paper, "'Things Laid Up From Other Things': Allusion in the Work of David Jones," at the ALSCW conference in Princeton on November 6. considered allusion in In Parenthesis, and also drew on Anathemata. Nora is completing work on a paper entitled "Portrait or Self-Portrait? René Hague Editing the Letters of David Jones."

Kathleen Staudt is just back from travels to England and Wales, where she was interviewed by Derek Shiel for the documentary film "David Jones Between the Wars," a work in progress produced by Adam Alive. She also visited Capel y ffin, where she met up with Anne Price-Owen, who was being interviewed for a BBC series on Welsh artists which will feature two segments on David Jones.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

New articles on David Jones - and Faber's reissue of The Anathemta and In Parenthesis!

Greetings to all -- I haven't updated this blog in some time. Do be sure to check out the David Jones special issue online at Flashpoint e-zine. There are new postings, including a piece by Colin Wilcockson on David Jones's letters.

Also thanks to Zachary Bos and Anne Price Owen for alerting us to a new piece in the New Statesman on David Jones - it is good news, too, that Faber has reissued The Anathemata and In Parenthesis. There should be some new opportunities for reviewing and promoting these works. Please send any info you'd like circulated/posted on this blog to Kathy Staudt at

Sunday, March 14, 2010

DAvid Jones "Flashpoint" issue is now up!

Just a little over a year since the conference on "David Jones: Faith Art, and Poetry in a Post-Christian World" at the Cathedral College, a special issue of the online journal Flashpoint is up and ready for viewing! I think this medium, with its combined use of text and image, will serve as a valuable introduction to Jones studies as they currently stand, and I hope that people will explore it. You can find it at (Spring 2010, Web Issue 13).