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St: Poetry Reading and Discussion
1st June: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
The Christian Literary Imagination Series
Over the course of the 2020-2021 academic year, the Future of the Humanities Project is sponsoring a series of webinars on the Christian literary imagination in collaboration with Blackfriars Hall, University of 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 ‘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 & As chaired by Professor Michael Scott.
In this event of the series Mary Anne Clark, a contemporary Christian poet and scholar researching rhyme in Shakespeare’s theatre, will read and discuss her poems in a discussion with Michael Scott. They will also consider the term “Christian literary imagination” and its implications for her work.
This event is free and hosted on Zoom by Georgetown University.
Mary Anne (Molly) Clark is reading for a D.Phil. in English at Merton College, Oxford, researching rhyme in Shakespeare’s theatre. Her poems have appeared in publications including The Mays, Oxford Poetry, The Scores, Stand Magazine, bathmagg, and several anthologies from the Emma Press. She has performed her poetry at events including National Poetry Day Live at the Southbank, the Ledbury Festival, and the October Gallery’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. Poetry prizes include the Newdigate Prize in 2016 and second prize in the Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition, judged by Malika Booker, in 2018. Her pamphlet, St, is forthcoming with Broken Sleep Books.
Professor Michael Scott (moderator) is Senior Dean, Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, the University of Oxford college adviser for postgraduate students, and a Member of the Las Casas Institute. He also serves as senior adviser to the president at Georgetown University. Scott was on the Editorial Board which relaunched Critical Survey from Oxford University Press. Scott previously served as the pro vice chancellor at De Montfort University and founding vice chancellor of Wrexham Glyndwr University.
Las Casas Institute with Georgetown University