Following on the Durrell 2012 centenary celebration in London hosted by the British Library and Goodenough College, the 18th biannual conference of the International Lawrence Durrell Society will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Papers and panels on all aspects of Durrell’s works or those of his milieu are welcome. Paper and panel proposals related to “place” are particularly encouraged. Relevant themes may include Durrell’s position as a writer during the collapse of the British Empire, the politics of place in his various foreign residences (Argentina, Yugoslavia, Cyprus, Egypt, etc.), the spatial turn or cultural field in criticism, shifting national boundaries in his works and across his life, or the various translations across languages and locations in Durrell’s work.
DETAILS & DEADLINES (extended)
The conference organizers welcome the submission of short abstracts (250 words) with a short biography (50 words) for proposed PAPERS or COMPLETE PANELS by 1 March 2014. Proposals for complete panels should include an abstract for the panel as a whole with the names, titles, and biographies of each presenter.
All submissions should be sent electronically through the forms below.
Panel / Paper Proposal (1 March 2014)