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.

Successful June 24 Meeting

Successful June 24 Meeting

Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in our first-ever virtual meeting of the ILDS.  We had participants from at least eight countries!  Thanks especially to President Isabelle Keller-Privat for presiding and to the winner of our inaugural William Godshalk Prize for New Durrell Scholarship, Athanasios Dimakis, who delivered an excerpted version of his prize-winning essay.  The membership approved the following Executive Board for 2020-2020: Isabelle Keller-Privat, President; James Decker, Vice President; Paul Lorenz, Secretary-Treasurer; elected at-large members: Peter Baldwin, Pamela Francis, Steven Moore, David Radavich, and Fiona Tomkinson.  Thanks to all these folks for their willingness to serve.

 

Louisville 2021 Postponed

Louisville 2021 Postponed

The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 has been postponed from February 2021 to February 2022.  Our Durrell-related scholarly panel has likewise been postponed.  The theme for this year’s panel was to have been “Modernist Bodies in Sickness and Health.”  We plan to revisit this timely topic when circumstances permit.

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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