14-16 October 2022 Hopkins Weekend at Stonyhurst

Friday 14 to Sunday 16 October at the Christian Heritage Centre, Stonyhurst 

The Christian Heritage Centre has been booked and the weekend will be from Friday evening meal until Sunday lunch. It will focus on Hopkins, science and poetry.

The programme will include the Hopkins Lecture on ‘Gerard Manley Hopkins and his letters to Nature’ by Dr Jill Robson and possibly:

  • Visits to the observatory and the museum with Jan Graffius.
  • Dr Anna Nickerson (Cambridge University) will talk on her research in progress for her forthcoming book, Gerard Manley Hopkins’ Epistemology: Poetry and the Manifoldness of Knowledge (Bloomsbury).
  • Visits to Whalley Abbey, Sawley Abbey and/or a walk by the River Hodder.

The Sunday morning will include mass at the school,

23-24 Sept 2022 International Hopkins Conference

The Theme: Hopkins, Voice, and Echo.
When trying to define the terms “underthought” and “overthought,” Gerard Manley Hopkins observed, “Perhaps what I ought to say is that the underthought is commonly an echo or shadow of the overthought, something like canons and repetitions in music, treated in a different manner, but that sometimes it may be independent of it.” Hopkins’s poem “The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo” demonstrates the most obvious thematic and structural ways in which echo, voice, and dialogue function in his writings. The conference will feature presentations that will discuss voice and echo broadly defined, as well as the textual networks, intersections, or recontextualizations that inform Hopkins’s poetry, and the intertextual practices and voices (allusion, citation, translation, pastiche, parody) shaping his prose and verse. Papers that examine his epistolary voices, the homiletic voice of Fr Hopkins, or Hopkins as echo in other poets’ works, would also be welcome.

Keynote Speaker
We are pleased to announce that Martin Dubois has accepted our invitation to be the Keynote Speaker at this year’s conference. Martin Dubois is Associate Professor in the Department of English Studies at Durham University, UK. His first book, Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Poetry of Religious Experience, appeared in 2017. He is currently editing Gerard Manley Hopkins in Context, a collection of thirty-eight essays on Hopkins to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2023.
Organising Committee:
Paul Kelly (Chair), Lesley Higgins, Amanda Paxton, Stephen Tardif, Frank Fennell

Registration for the conference is free and opened on Feb 1st. It will close on 1st Sept 2022. For information and to register, please write to: gerardmanleyhopkins22@gmail.com
Please include your:
1) Full name and 2) Country of Residence.