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.

Louisville 2023 Call for Papers

Louisville 2023 Call for Papers

The International Lawrence Durrell Society invites submissions of proposals for 20-minute presentations to be given at the 50th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900, to be held from 23-25 February 2023.  Proposals can be sent to Prof. James Decker at jdecker@icc.edu.  Deadline for submissions is 11 September 2022.  Guidelines are available here.

On Miracle Ground XXI

On Miracle Ground XXI

 

Thanks to all who participated in On Miracle Ground XXI, the bi-annual conference of the International Lawrence Durrell Society, originally scheduled for Toulouse, France in 2020, that was held on-line on June 9-11, 2022.  The theme for the conference was “Mysticisms, Heresies, and Heterotopias in the Works of Lawrence Durrell.”  The papers were terrific, and the camaraderie was outstanding.  Congratulations to Ali Reza Shahbazin on winning the William Godschalk Prize for New Durrell Scholarship and to winners of the 2019 and 2021 White Mice Poetry Contests.

March 2022 Herald

March 2022 Herald

The new issue of The Herald has arrived!  Beautifully edited by Peter Baldwin and Steve Moore, it is chock full of wonderful material, including moving tributes to the late H. R. “Stoney” Stoneback and Edmund Keeley.  And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the ILDS virtual conference on June 9-11, 2022.  To read the issue, click on March 2022 Herald – Volume 9.

Edmund Keeley: In Memoriam

Edmund Keeley: In Memoriam

The International Durrell Society laments the passing of Edmund Keeley (1928-2022), poet, translator, novelist, essayist, and long-time member and supporter of the Society.  We all treasured his keen intellect and many contributions to Durrell studies and literary scholarship across a wide range of fields.  To know him was to admire him and his lasting accomplishments.

Louisville February 24-26

Louisville February 24-26

The annual Literature and Culture Since 1900 Conference was held on 24-26 February 2022 in Louisville and once again featured a panel of academic papers organized by the International Lawrence Durrell Society.   The theme for the Friday session was “’Everything miasmic’: Modernist Bodies in Sickness and Health.”  Attendees celebrated afterward with good food and wine and held an Executive Board meeting on Saturday.  The Louisville conference continues to offer an ideal annual opportunity for Durrellians to listen to scholarly papers and enjoy each other’s company.

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