Dr Elizabeth Powell

Dr Elizabeth Powell

Research Associate

Elizabeth is joining the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology as Research Associate in 2018-19.  This autumn she will also begin her three-year post as La Retraite Fellow in Theology and Spirituality at the Department of Theology and Religion of Durham University and the Centre for Catholic Studies. Her current research project, titled, ‘Travailing Toward Vision: Julian of Norwich and the Art of Loving Attention’, is a study of vision as a form of loving attention through the writings of Julian in dialogue with the visual culture of her medieval Norwich and select modern artists. She is also currently preparing her manuscript, Becoming Beauty: The Art of David Jones and the Craft of Theology for publication.

Publication/Research Goals for 2018-19:

Monograph – Becoming Beauty manuscript to be published with Bloomsbury by end of academic year

Article – ‘Living Lettering: The Art of the Incarnate Word and David Jones’ Painted Inscriptions’ with Logos journal or New Blackfriars

Mini-exhibition and commentary on Matthew 6 ‘Consider the Lilies of the Field’ for Visual Commentary on Scripture: Encountering the Bible in the Company of Artists http://visual-scripture.com