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The Christian Literary Imagination

Related: The Future of the Humanities Project

Over the course of the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years, the Future of the Humanities Project is sponsoring a series of webinars on the Christian literary imagination in collaboration with Campion Hall, Oxford, and Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. The Christian Literary Imagination series will explore the role and function of the arts and humanities in the development of the individual and society.

The series features talks by distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic discussing authors or works from Shakespeare to Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Each speaker aims to examine the term "the Christian imagination" through a discussion of a particular writer or an aspect of the term. The hour-long virtual events will be followed by a Q & A chaired by Professor Michael Scott. All events will take place at 11:00 a.m. ET/4:00 p.m. UK.

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Event Series

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An Irish Catholic Sailor Poet and the Slave Trade

In 1777, James Field Stanfield (1749-1824) was one of only three sailors who returned from a voyage disastrous even by the grim standards of the eighteenth-century slave trade. Ten years later, he…

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David Jones: Deep Calls to Deep

As a child, the artist David Jones (1895-1974) heard his mother, a gifted painter herself, ask her Quaker doctor why it was that Quakers had no sacraments. He replied, “But Mrs. Jones, surely the…