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Jamie Christopher Callison

Associate Professor

English Literature and Culture

 
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Jamie Callison is Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Agder, where he teaches courses on poetry and poetics, modernism,  and religion and literature. His articles on T. S. Eliot, David Jones and twentieth- century religious culture have appeared in ELHLiterature and Theology and Modernist Cultures. He has published (with Thomas Goldpaugh) a critical edition of a previously unpublished book-length poem by David Jones entitled The Grail Mass (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018; paperback: 2022). His monograph Modernism and Religion: Between Mysticism and Orthodoxy will be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2023. 

Research interests

Modernism, Literature and Religion, Twentieth-Century Religious Culture, Poetry and Poetics, Archival Studies, Poetry in Performance

Work experience

Associate Professor, English Literature, University of Agder (2022-Present)

Research Fellow, David Jones Research Centre, The Honours College, Washington Adventist University (2021-Present)

Associate Professor, British and American Literature, Nord University (2017-2022)

Research Affiliate, Jacques Maritain Center, University of Notre Dame (2018)

Research Affiliate, Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture, Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford (2015-16)

Visiting Scholar, Editorial Institute, University of Boston (2014-2015)

Doctoral Student, University of Northampton & the University of Bergen (2014-2017)

Selected publications

MONOGRAPHS

Modernism and Religion: Between Mysticism and Orthodoxy (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2023). [Forthcoming]

CRITICAL EDITIONS

The Grail Mass and Other Works by David Jones, edited with a critical apparatus by Thomas Goldpaugh & Jamie Callison (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018). ISBN: 9781350052062.  Paperback: 2022. ISBN: 9781350277267.  

"The Grail Mass is an indispensable addition to the Jones corpus. It is also a deeply impressive textual achievement, and a brilliantly realized and instructive engagement with a rich and complex literary archive. […] The fullness of Jones’s vision on the page is honoured, and poetic practices which might seem esoteric are validated and released for the reader’s appreciation. Jones’s work needs shrewd and percipient editors, who are not just alert to the complexities of the material text but also prepared to confront and illuminate the challenges of meaning. In Goldpaugh and Callison, it has found them. Their curiosity and authority as editors shines through with the same force whether they are describing Jones’s use of pencil, ink or biro, or revisiting the ambiguous and provocative issue of his political attitudes." Rosie Lavan, Assistant Professor, Trinity College, Dublin, Review of English Studies

"Like much modernist art, this poem is actually a triumphant achievement of assembling fragments, in this case, by the editors. All those who appreciate the poetry of David Jones, and others who do not yet know his work, will be in debt to them for recreating a work of art with beauty of both content and form." Professor Paul Fiddes, Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford, Literature and Theology

The volume was the subject of ‘Mapping the Artist’s Mind: The Grail Mass, Modernism and Inscription’, Research Seminar, David Jones Research Center, 29-30 July 2021.

BOOKS: EDITED COLLECTIONS

Modernist Archives: A Guide to Research (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2023) [Forthcoming]

 David Jones: A Christian Modernist?, edited by Jamie Callison, Erik Tonning, Anna Johnson and Paul Fiddes (Brill, 2017). ISBN: 9789004356993.

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

‘Dissociating Psychology: Religion, Poetic Inspiration and T.S. Eliot’s Subliminal Mind’, ELH 84, no. 4 (Winter 2017): 1029-1059. 

 ‘David Jones’s ‘Barbaric-fetish:’ Frazer and the ‘Aesthetic Value’ of the Liturgy’, Modernist Cultures12, no. 3 (Nov 2017): 438-61. 

‘Introduction’, Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature 69, no. 3 (Aug 2017) (Special Issue: ‘Unorthodox Orthodoxies: Approaching Catholic Literature, 1907-1970’): 132-6. 

‘Jesuits and Modernism? Catholic Anti-Modernism and Versions of Late Modernism’, Literature and Theology 31, no. 1 (March 2017): 1-18. 

‘An Unnoticed Liturgical Parallel in T.S. Eliot’s “A Song for Simeon”’, Notes and Queries 61, no. 4 (Dec 2014): 592-594. 

LITERATURE REVIEW

‘A Poet of Distraction: David Jones’, Essays in Criticism 68, no. 3 (July 2018): 397–406. 

BOOK CHAPTERS

'Catholic Modernism,’ T&T Clark Handbook to Modern Theology (London: T&T Clark, 2023) [Forthcoming] 

“Silent Protest: Mysticism, the Retreat Movement and the Religion Poem,” The Edinburgh Companion to Modernism, Myth and Religion, edited by Suzanne Hobson and Andrew Radford (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2022) [Forthcoming]

‘Redefining Marriage in Interwar Britain: Internal Transformation and Personal Sacrifice in the Poetry of H.D.’ , Marriage Discourses: Historical and Literary Perspectives on Gender Inequality, edited by Frank Jacob and Jowan Mohammed (De Gruyter, 2021), pp. 187-206. ISBN: 978311075133-8 

‘Transmuting F.H. Bradley: Notes towards a Theory of Poetry’, T. S. Eliot Studies Annual 1 (Liverpool UP, 2017): pp. 99-113. ISBN: 9781942954286. 

‘Directing Modernist Spirituality: Evelyn Underhill, the Subliminal Conscious, and Spiritual Direction’ in Modernist Women Writers and Spirituality: A Piercing Darkness, edited by Elizabeth Anderson, Andrew Radford, Heather Walton (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), pp. 39-54. ISBN: 9781137530363. 

SPECIAL EDITIONS OF JOURNALS EDITED

Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature 69, no. 3 (August 2017) (Special Issue: ‘Unorthodox Orthodoxies: Approaching Catholic Literature, 1907-1970’).

EXHIBITIONS

Ice and Fire: ‘Frankenstein’ and the Arctic, Nord University Library, Online Exhibition, 22 October-23 November 2018 [co-curator].

Frankenversions: 200 Years of Adapting Frankenstein, Nord University Library, Exhibition, 22 October-2 November 2018 [co-curator]. 

Scientific publications

  • Callison, Jamie Christopher (2021). Redefining Marriage in Interwar Britain: Internal Transformation and Personal Sacrifice in the Poetry of H.D.. Marriage Discourses: Historical and Literary Perspectives on Gender Inequality and Patriarchic Exploitation. ISBN: 9783110751338. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). Chapter 8. s 187 - 206.
  • Callison, Jamie Christopher (2017). David Jones’ ‘Barbaric-fetish’: Frazer and the ‘Aesthetic Value’ of the Liturgy. Modernist Cultures. ISSN: 2041-1022. 12 (3). s 439 - 462. doi:10.3366/mod.2017.0186.
  • Callison, Jamie Christopher (2017). Dissociating psychology: Religion, inspiration, and T. S. Eliot's subliminal mind. ELH: English literary history. ISSN: 0013-8304. 84 (4). s 1029 - 1059. doi:10.1353/elh.2017.0039.
  • Callison, Jamie Christopher (2017). Transmuting F.H. Bradley: T.S. Eliot's notes towards a theory of poetry.. The T.S. Eliot Studies Annual: volume 1. ISBN: 9781942954286. Liverpool University Press. Chapter 10. s 99 - 113.
  • Callison, Jamie Christopher (2016). Directing Modernist Spirituality: Evelyn Underhill, the Subliminal Conscious, and Spiritual Direction. Modernist Women Writers and Spirituality: A Piercing Darkness. ISBN: 978-1-137-53036-3. Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter 2. s 39 - 54.
  • Callison, Jamie Christopher (2015). 'Celestial Music Unheard: T. S. Eliot, "Marina" and the Via Negativa'. Breaking the Silence: Poetry and the Kenotic Word. ISBN: 9783631655146. Peter Lang Publishing Group. Chapter 5. s 117 - 135.
  • Callison, Jamie Christopher (2014). '"Nie dla mnie ostateczna wizja:" wiersze Ariela T. S. Eliota a doświadczenie religijne' [trans. Maria Fengler] (Original title: '"Not for me the ultimate vision:" T. S. Eliot's Ariel Poems and Religious Experience'). Między słowem i rzeczywistością. Poezja Eliota wobec cielesności i W/wcielenia. ISBN: 978-83-786-5301-1. University of Gdansk Press. Chapter 5. s 91 - 112.
  • Callison, Jamie Christopher (2014). An Unnoticed Liturgical Parallel in T.S. Eliot’s 'A Song for Simeon'.. Notes and Queries. ISSN: 0029-3970. 61 (4). s 592 - 594. doi:10.1093/notesj/gju132.
  • Callison, Jamie Christopher; Goldpaugh, Thomas (2022). David Jones's The Grail Mass and Other Works (Paperback). ISBN: 9781350277267. Bloomsbury Academic. s 294.
  • Callison, Jamie Christopher; Goldpaugh, Thomas (2018). David Jones's The Grail Mass and Other Works. ISBN: 9781350052062. Bloomsbury Academic. s 279.
  • Callison, Jamie Christopher; Fiddes, Paul S.; Johnson, Anna; Tonning, Erik (2017). David Jones: A Christian Modernist? New Approaches to his Art, Poetry and Cultural Theory. ISBN: 9789004356979. Brill Academic Publishers. s 297.
  • Callison, Jamie (2016). Directing Modernist Spirituality: Evelyn Underhill, the Subliminal Conscious, and Spiritual Direction. ISBN: 978-1-137-53036-3. Palgrave Macmillan. s 15.
  • Callison, Jamie Christopher (2020). 'Silent Protest: Ditchling and the Rhythms of the Modern Retreat Movement'.
  • Callison, Jamie Christopher (2019). 'Bearing with Reality: Making Retreats with T.S. Eliot’.
  • Callison, Jamie Christopher (2019). 'Out-of-this-World Love: Denis de Rougemont on Eros and Agape'.
  • Callison, Jamie Christopher (2018). New Orthodoxy: Revisiting T.S. Eliot’s Notes Towards the Definition of Culture.
  • Callison, Jamie Christopher (2018). Introductory Talk on James Whale's 'Frankenstein' (1931).
  • Callison, Jamie Christopher; Hanssen, Jessica Allen (2018). Frankenversions: 200 Years of Adapting 'Frankenstein'.

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