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.

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!

Celebrating in Louisville!

Celebrating in Louisville!

As has been the case for many years (decades!), members of the International Lawrence Durrell Society met in Louisville on February 22-23 for the Literature Since 1900 Conference.  We held our annual Board meeting – very productive – and attended the Durrell conference session on Saturday.  And as usual, we enjoyed two festive repasts – one nouvelle cuisine at Wiltshire on Market, the other folklorique Bulgarian.  Now it’s on to Toulouse, France from May 27-30, when scattered Durrellians once again gather for good times.  Join us!

The Herald vol. 42

The Herald vol. 42

The International Lawrence Durrell Society is pleased to announce the publication of the 42nd volume of The Herald.  A pdf version of this issue can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here (2.6 MB).  Updated information is included on the ‘On Miracle Ground XXI’ conference to be held from May 28 – May 30, 2020, in Toulouse, France,  as well as registration information and the Call For Papers.  If you have any questions or comments about this issue please email the editors at newsletter.ilds@gmail.com.

Call for Paper Proposals!

Call for Paper Proposals!

The International Lawrence Durrell Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at On Miracle Ground XXI from 28-30 May 2020 in Toulouse, France.  The theme of the conference will be “Mysticism, Heresies, and Heterotopias in the Works of Lawrence Durrell,” but proposals on any topic related to Durrell and his contemporaries are welcomed.  For more detailed information about submitting, click here.

 

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