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.

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.

On Miracle Ground XXI

On Miracle Ground XXI

The 2022 conference has now been moved to an online format, with papers presented virtually and with live sessions for questions and answers. The call for papers has accordingly been extended to 11 March 2022.

On Miracle Ground XXI, the bi-annual conference of the International Lawrence Durrell Society, originally scheduled for 2020, has been re-scheduled for June 9-11, 2022 in Toulouse, France to be held online.  The theme for the conference is “Mysticisms, Heresies, and Heterotopias in the Works of Lawrence Durrell.”  To read the call for papers, click here.  In you would like to apply for the William Godschalk Prize for New Durrell Scholarship, click here.  Put this on your calendar and plan to join us in Cathar country!

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.

H. R. Stoneback Obituary

H. R. Stoneback Obituary

The International Lawrence Durrell joins with literary admirers, friends, and family across the globe to mourn the passing of the indomitable H. R. “Stoney” Stoneback.  He was a vibrant presence at many ILDS gatherings and those of many other societies.  To read the obituary describing his remarkable teaching, academic, poetic, and musical career, click here.  He will be missed.

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