We are a non-profit educational organization promoting the works and study of Lawrence Durrell, a writer most active in the second half of the 20th century. To support an understanding of Durrell’s place in modernist and postmodernist traditions as well as in a canon of world literature, we sponsor meetings worldwide, publish a newsletter and journal, and provide a number of other resources. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and how to get involved on the Society page.

June 24 On-Line Meeting

June 24 On-Line Meeting

The ILDS Executive Board has decided to postpone the conference in Toulouse, France to 2022.  But we shall meet before…at least virtually!  We invite all ILDS members to join our Zoom meeting on June 24th at 2.30 p.m. (Paris time) for a plenary session.  We shall read a few poems by Durrell, listen to our emerging scholars applying for the first William Godshalk Prize for New Durrell Scholarship, discuss the organization of OMG XXI in Toulouse, and vote for the new society officers who will serve for the next 2 years.  Join us!  Zoom details to follow.

Louisville 2021 Call for Papers

Louisville 2021 Call for Papers

Although the 2020 ILDS Conference scheduled to be held in Toulouse, France in late May had to be canceled due to the coronavirus, plans are moving forward for a Durrell-related scholarly panel at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900.  The theme for this year’s panel will be “Modernist Bodies in Sickness and Health.”  For more information, click here.  Proposals must be submitted by 3 September 2020.

Conference Update

Conference Update

With regret and an abundance of caution, we have decided to postpone On Miracle Ground XXI to a later date. Please watch this space for updates as details are settled. Thank you for your understanding, and please stay safe.

2020 Conference in Toulouse, France: Mysticisms, Heresies, and Heterotopias

2020 Conference in Toulouse, France: Mysticisms, Heresies, and Heterotopias

The International Lawrence Durrell Society’s next biennial conference (our twenty-first!) will take place on May 28-30, 2020 at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès in Toulouse, France. For information about the conference and special events, click here. For the Call for Papers, click here (deadline March 2, 2020). Stay tuned for further details, and make plans to join us at another wonderful Durrellian gathering!

The Herald, NS 4

The Herald, NS 4

In Memory and Celebration of Michael Haag 

I think that most of our readers will have heard about the untimely death of Michael Haag last January. It took but an instant to decide, as editors, that this edition of The Herald should be put over entirely to our memories and celebrations of Michael and his work, particularly as editor, friend and would-be biographer of Lawrence Durrell.

Click here to read the entire edition.

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