The Executive Board of the International Lawrence Durrell Society requested preliminary proposals from members interested in organizing or hosting the conference that the society will sponsor in summer 2020: “On Miracle Ground XXI.” Details for preparing proposals were available using the 2020 Preliminary Conference Proposal informational page. Location and dates for the upcoming conference will be announced soon.

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900.  Every year since 2003, the International Lawrence Durrell Society has sponsored invited panels at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900.  Durrellians re-unite for the scholarly sessions and enjoy festive times together.

Past Conferences

On Miracle Ground XX, “Exile, Survival, Dissent,” was held July 4 through 7, 2018, in downtown Chicago. In addition to scholarly panels and presentations, the conference included festive gatherings and outings to special sites in the Windy City.

On Miracle Ground XIX, “Threading the Labyrinth: Durrell, Greece, and World War II,” was held 26-30 June 14 2016, hosted by the University of Crete, Rethymnon, Greece.

On Miracle Ground XVIII, “Durrell & Place: Translation, Migration, Location,” was held May 14 through 17, 2014, hosted by Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver.

On Miracle Ground XVII, “Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary,” was held June 13 through 18, 2012, hosted by Goodenough College, London.

On Miracle Ground XVI, “Durrell and the City: Reconstructing the Urban Landscape,” was held July 7 through 10, 2010, hosted by Louisiana Tech University (New Orleans), in the USA.

On Miracle Ground XV, “Lawrence Durrell: A Writer at the Crossroads of Arts and Sciences,” was held on July 1 through 5, 2008, hosted by the l’Université Paris X (Nanterre), in France.

On Miracle Ground XIV was held on June 25 through 29, 2006, at the University of Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada.

On Miracle Ground XIII was held on June 27 through July 2, 2004, in Rhodes, Greece.

Borderlines and Borderlands, an international Lawrence Durrell/D.H. Lawrence conference, was held on June 24 through 26, 2004, at the University of Paris X.

On Miracle Ground XII was held from June 20 through 24, 2002,
at the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

On Miracle Ground XI was held from July 2 through 7, 2000
at Corfu, Greece.

On Miracle Ground X was held from May 20 through 24, 1998
at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

There was also a conference on January 2 and 3, 1998,
at S. B. College, Kerala in Kochi, Kerala, India.

ACLALS: Literature For Our Times The 14th international Triennial Conference of the Association of Commonwealth Language and Literature was held 17-22 August, 2007, in Vancouver, BC. Three panels included discussion of Durrell’s works with 7 papers.