Conferences, Events, Performances, and Calls for Papers

Upcoming Conferences, Events, Performances, and Calls for Papers

April 1 and 5, 2023. “God’s Grandeur” (musical renditions of Hopkins’s poems). Blackburn Chamber Choir. Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, U.K. (April 1) and Blackburn Cathedral (April 5). For more information, please visit here.

May 20, 2023. Lectures, events etc sponsored by the UK Hopkins Society. St. Beuno’s College, Wales. For more information, please visit here.

July 21-27, 2023. 35th Annual Hopkins Literary Festival. Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland. For more information, please visit here.

September 30, 2023. Lectures, events, etc sponsored by the UK Hopkins Society. Birmingham Oratory, UK. For more information ,please visit here.

Please send additions and updates to Frank Fennell (ffennel@luc.edu).


Recent Conferences, Events, and Performances

October 15 or 22 2022. “Hopkin’s Society Day.” St. Bartholomew’s Church, Haslemere, Surry, UK. For more information, please visit here.

September 23-24 2022. “Hopkins, Voice and Echo.”  Free international zoom conference.  For more information go to the “Stop Press!” entry on the homepage of this website.

June 17-19 2022.  “Stonyhurst weekend at The Christian Heritage Centre.” Stonyhurst, UK.  For more information, please visit here.

October 2-3, 2021.  “Hopkins.”  Zoom Conference. Highgate School [Hopkins’s school].  Sponsored by the U.K. Hopkins Society and the Betjeman Society.

July 23 – 29, 2021. “Gerard Manley Hopkins International Literary Festival 2021.” Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland.  Sponsored by the the G. M. Hopkins Society.

July 23 – 25, 2021. “Hopkins Festival 2021.” Sponsored by the Monasterevin Hopkins Society.  For more information, visit the website here, or send emails here.

June 24 – 26 2021. “Hopkins and His Environments.”  A virtual international conference.  Sponsored by the Hopkins Conference Group.  For more information, click here.

*cancelled* late July, 2020. “Monasterevin Hopkins Society Annual Festival 2020.” Monasterevin, County Kildare, Ireland. Sponsored by the Society. For more information, contact info@monasterevinhopkinssociety.org. This society also publishes a journal, Hopkins’ Anvil (contact hopkinsanvil.mhs@gmail.com for more information).

*cancelled* July 24 – 30, 2020. “Hopkins Festival 2020.” Newbridge College, County Kildare, Ireland. Sponsored by the Gerard Manley Hopkins International Conference committee. Calls for papers will appear on the festival’s website. For more information, contact William Adamson (Assistant Artistic Director).

April 2020. “Victorian Truth, Investigation, and Mystery,” Midwest Victorian Studies Association annual conference, Loyola University Chicago (USA).

September 18 – 21, 2019. “Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies.” A “flightless, multi-site conference that invites interdisciplinary attention to confluences between environmental and religious perspectives and practices in the long Anglophone nineteenth century (1780-1900).” Baylor University (U.S.) and Lancaster University (U.K.). Call for papers ended March 15, 2019 at 5pm CST and can be found here.

August 31, 2019. UK Hopkins Society — Joint Meeting with Betjeman Society. Highgate School, London. Meeting will include a tour of the school, a look at poetry they each wrote at the schools, and the impact of the schools on their poetry.

July 26 – 27, 2019. “Monasterevin Hopkins Society Annual Festival 2019.” Monasterevin, County Kildare, Ireland. Sponsored by the Society. For more information, contact info@monasterevinhopkinssociety.org. This society also publishes a journal, Hopkins’ Anvil (contact hopkinsanvil.mhs@gmail.com for more information).

July 19 – 25, 2019. “Hopkins Festival 2019.” Newbridge College, County Kildare, Ireland. Sponsored by the Gerard Manley Hopkins International Conference committee. Calls for papers appeared on the festival’s website. For more information, contact abbottviv@gmail.com.

June 7 – 9, 2019. UK Hopkins Society Meeting. Belmont Abbey, Hereford. The weekend included a lecture by Jude Nixon (co-editor of Oxford University Press’s Collected Works by Hopkins (Vol. 5); “The Cost of Conversation,” a presentation featuring Lance Pierson and others; a walk round the abbey; a visit to Hereford.

April 26 – 28, 2019. “Victorian Power,” Midwest Modern Language Association annual conference, Texas Christian University (USA). Call for papers ended September 30, 2018. For more information, see the Midwest Victorian Studies Association Website.

March 15 – 17, 2019. Winding the Way: Living a Spiritual Life with the help of Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Spiritual Exercises. The Hayes Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire. Keynote speaker Michael Kirwan SJ. For more information, see the linked flyer.

December 6, 2018, 7-8:30pm. Hopkins Read & Discussed: A Centennial Celebration. Anselm House, 1337 Cleveland Ave N, St Paul, MN 55108. See more information here.

November 10, 2018. The Gerard Manley Hopkins Literature Festival. Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9PZ. See more information here.

October 27, 2018. “Hopkins Society Day.” St. Mary’s, Spink Hill, Derbyshire (UK). Sponsored by the Hopkins Society. Contact: alisaclaire@talktalk.net.

July 27 – 28, 2018. “Monasterevin Hopkins Society Annual Festival 2018.” Monasterevin, County Kildare, Ireland. Sponsored by the Society (contact info@monasterevinhopkinssociety.org). This society also publishes a journal, Hopkins’ Anvil (contact hopkinsanvil.mhs@gmail.com.)

July 20 – 26, 2018. “Hopkins Festival 2018.” Newbridge College, County Kildare, Ireland. Sponsored by Gerard Manley Hopkins International Conference committee (contact vivabbott@gmail.com).

June 22 – 24, 2018. “’Words break from me here’—Reading Hopkins, 1918-2018.” Roehampton University, London, UK. Sponsored by Regis University, Denver, USA (contact conference coordinator Gina Leyba gleyba@regis.edu).

April 29, 2018. “The Grandeur of God.” Dramatic Readings from Gerard Manley Hopkins by Robert Oldershaw and others. 3:30-5pm. St. Nicholas Church, Evanston, IL.

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