Toulouse Conference 2020

Toulouse Conference 2020

On Miracle Ground XXI:

“Mysticisms, Heresies, and Heterotopias”

2020 International Lawrence Durrell Society Conference

Toulouse, France

The next biennial conference organised by the International Lawrence Durrell Society will be in Toulouse, France on 28-30 May 2020. As well as being a gathering for scholars and the presentation of serious research papers about Lawrence Durrell and associated writers and artists, there will be much for the delight of the reader of Durrell’s work who wants to explore more about Durrell’s writing as well as about Durrell’s generation of writers. Attendees will also have the chance to meet other readers of Durrell’s work to share each other’s enthusiasm for his writing. The ILDS president, Dr Isabelle Keller-Privat, is the coordinator for the 2020 conference.

Please register on time. Reservations for meals and for all events, including the excursion, cannot be taken into account after registration closes.

Durrell Prize

In order to encourage and support the work of emerging scholars of Lawrence Durrell and his influences, the International Lawrence Durrell Society is pleased to offer the Durrell Prize. This prize will be awarded to one or more emerging scholars who submit a proposal for a presentation to be delivered in Toulouse. For further information and application guidelines, click here.

Additional Conference Activities

  • An evening of poetry at the local Cave Poésie
  • A visit to the local Musée Saint Raymond (
  • An organised visit to the Cathar sites in the vicinity of Toulouse.
  • Conference celebratory dinner.
The title “On Miracle Ground” comes from Durrell’s poem “On Ithaca Standing.”