Conferences & Calls
13th International D. H. Lawrence Conference
Gargnano, Italy, June 23-27, 2014
Lawrence: New Life, New Utterance, New Perspectives
Villa Igea, south of Gargnano
in the village of Villa, Lago di Garda. Sketch by Molly Wallace,
information, please visit the new Website for the 13th
International D.H. Lawrence Conference in Gargnano, Italy.
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delighted to announce the first Call for Papers for the
13th International D. H. Lawrence Conference and
cordially invite scholars from around the world to submit
proposals to share their original research and “new
perspectives” on Lawrence and Lawrence-related subjects.
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2013
To: Academic Program Director, Jill Franks (email@example.com)
Send your 250-
word abstract and title on any topic regarding Lawrence's
works, life, friends and milieu, though conference-themed
papers are especially welcome. Papers should last for no longer
than twenty minutes and please note that abstracts of accepted
papers will be published in the conference program. The
International Program Committee will review all submissions in
October and November 2013 and acceptances (or other feedback)
will be issued by early December 2013. Please send a copy
to both email addresses listed above.
conference title is intentionally broad so as to encourage
papers addressing not only the general creative stimulus to
Lawrence of his first experience of Europe, and in particular of
his period in Gargnano with Frieda, but also the newness of
Lawrence scholarship that utilizes current theory and
interdisciplinary directions. Additionally, we especially
encourage papers on Italian themes and on topics relating to
translation. Papers might address any of the following:
Lawrence’s time in Gargnano
New directions in Lawrence
Lawrence as translator of
Translations of Lawrence
Publishing Lawrence in
Translations of Lawrence into other languages
associated with the Gargnano and Fiascherino periods, 1912–1914,
Twilight in Italy
and related Italian essays
Sons and Lovers
The Fight for Barbara
The Prussian Officer
Poetic development towards
Look! We Have Come Through
Biographies of Lawrence and
his circle related to the period
Lawrence on the eve of World
Italy and World War I
Broader literary and
historical contexts of the period and region (e.g., early
Modernism; Italian Futurism; writers and Italian regionalism;
literature and writers of the Italian Lakes/ southern Alps
Comparison of the Lawrences’
sojourns in Gargnano, Fiascherino, Firenze and Taormina
Creative engagements with
Lawrence (original work or reflections on that of others)
For more information, contact:
Academic Program Director, Jill Franks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gargnano Conference Website
41st Annual Louisville Conference
on Literature and Culture since 1900
DHLSNA Call for Proposals
The D.H. Lawrence Society of North America
will sponsor a panel at the Louisville Conference on Literature
and Culture Since 1900, held at the University of Louisville on
February 21-23, 2013. We welcome proposals on any aspect
of D.H. Lawrence’s work. Proposals/abstracts for 20 minute
papers, not exceeding 250 words, should include “Conference
Proposal” in the subject heading and be emailed to Pamela
email@example.com. Please include institutional
affiliation and contact details. The deadline for proposals
is August 31, 2012.
INTERNATIONAL D.H. LAWRENCE CONFERENCE
4-6 APRIL 2013
EDUCATION AND CULTURE(S)
conference will take place at the University of Paris-Ouest-Nanterre.
It is organised by the Lawrence Studies Research Group of this
university with the participation of the “Texts and Cultures”
Research Centre of Artois University.
CALL FOR PAPERS
is an evil abstraction
“Departure,” Last Poems
Lawrence was not an educationalist and
certainly not an administrator in charge of the expansion of a
complex system of schooling, structured in terms of a series of
complementary demarcations: liberal education and
vocational training, local needs and imperial
duties, pure knowledge and applied science; a
system which thus bore evidence of the divorce between the
sciences and the humanities which would later be at
the heart of the C.P Snow/F.R. Leavis debate on the "two
Not therefore an educationalist, but certainly a
writer for whom the dialectics of education and culture are
complex and paradoxical, as they already were intimated to be by
Blake and Wordsworth, Dickens and Hardy. Not an administrator,
but a writer who was a former pupil of his time and of his
(provincial) place, a writer brought up and spurred into being a
creative writer in an England that was socially and materially
remade by industry and empire, and also by the extension of the
public access to schooling in the decades after the passing of
the 1870 Elementary Education Act (Forster’s Act).
Beyond the biographical data this topic brings to mind since
Lawrence studied to be a teacher and was a teacher for a while,
we may suggest various lines of reflection on the themes of
education, culture or cultures:
Lawrence’s educational theories in “Education of the
People” and his other essays and works. Women’s education.
Lawrence and Jean-Jacques Rousseau/Lawrence and the English
Romantics/ Lawrence and Nietzsche on education.
Teacher and mentor figures in his fiction.
Pedagogical authority and the limits of the
teachable. The role of experience.
Lawrence and the sciences
Lawrence’s conception of the Bildungsroman.
The relation between philosophy and art.
Genre and didacticism.
Lawrence as the author of a schoolbook ( “Movements
in European History”).
High and low culture as reflected in his writings: (cf
the well-known TS Eliot/Leavis controversy about Lawrence).
Cultured and non-cultured characters.
Learning (or not) from cultural differences.
This list is of course not exhaustive.
Proposals for papers should be sent
to Cornelius Crowley AND Ginette Roy
before the end of November 2012:
Please send a short abstract.
Organizing committee: Cornelius Crowley, Juliette
Feyel, Stephen Rowley, Carol Veit, Ginette Roy.
DH LAWRENCE SOCIETY OF
90TH ANNIVERSARY OF LAWRENCE’S ARRIVAL
Sunday May 27, 2012, the Society is
celebrating the 90th anniversary of
Lawrence's arrival in Sydney on May 27,
will hold a buffet-style picnic in the
Rose Garden Pavilion in the Royal
Botanic Gardens, Sydney, from 12 noon to
will also celebrate the 20th anniversary
of the founding of the DH Lawrence
Society of Australia.
Society was launched in May 1992 in the
Bring a plate of food to add to the
buffet table, and bring plenty to drink.
LITERARY COMPETITION in association with
the event is planned, and we hope many
of you will enter it:
MYSTERY OF THE MISSING CHAPTER
On June 21, 1922, Frieda Lawrence wrote
to Mabel Dodge in Taos, saying: “L has
written a novel, gone full tilt at page
305 – but has come to a stop and kicks.”
The same day Lawrence wrote to his agent
in New York: “…have done half of
Kangaroo – now slightly stuck”.
This “stopping” point in the novel
(actually p. 309) comes between chapter
ix, “Harriett and Lovatt at Sea in
Marriage”, and chapter x, “Diggers”.
Originally, “Diggers” was numbered by
Lawrence chapter xi.
He renumbered it because the original
chapter x is missing, excised from the
holograph manuscript (probably with a
razor-blade – precisely when, we do not
know), leaving only the the
indecipherable stubs of about 18
A day or so later Lawrence travelled up
to Sydney and bought two new exercise
books, one of which he later used to
complete the first version of his
On the endpiece of the other, he wrote
Chan On Yan
Kuo Min Tang
Chinese Nationalist Party
PO Box 80, Haymarket
After he returned to Thirroul, he began
a new chapter xi, “Willie Struthers and
Kangaroo”, which begins: “Jaz took
Somers to the famous Canberra House, in
Sydney, where the Socialists and Labour
people had their premises: offices,
meeting-rooms, club-rooms, quite an
are invited to write – either as text of
whatever length you choose, or as a
fairly brief chapter summary – what
Lawrence might have said in that
“missing chapter” (or any other
interpretation of what might have
entry can be serious or amusing, or as
imaginative, daring, iconoclastic (of
Lawrence), or of any other flight of
fancy, you might choose.
Entries will be read out at our
“Lawrence Anniversary Commemorative
Picnic” in the Rose Pavilion of the
Botanic Gardens on Sunday May 27.
appropriate prize will be awarded the
winning entry, chosen by acclamation.
All entries will be subsequently
published in Rananim.
you are unable to attend the event, then
postal or email entries will not only be
accepted, but warmly welcomed.)
don't have to be a member of the DH
Lawrence Society of Australia to come to
this event or enter the Competition. All
we need is your email address so we can
keep in touch with you and let you know
of up-coming events. (Membership of the
Society is FREE.)
CONTACT THE DH LAWRENCE SOCIETY OF
VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT:
January 3-6, 2013 in Boston
President-Elect/Program Chair Holly Laird (
firstname.lastname@example.org ) has submitted the program for
our session at MLA:
1. Beyond Fiction: Other Genres in D. H.
This panel invites papers on genre issues in D. H.
Lawrence's works. How do different genres interact across
his career? What pressure do Lawrence's poems, nonfiction,
and plays put on conventional generic forms? 250-word
abstracts or 15-minute papers; and bio by 10 March 2012;
2. Modernism and D. H. Lawrence
How are modernist studies expanding the boundaries of the
ways we approach Lawrence. E.g., such expansions might
juxtapose Lawrence with other writers, align him with the
sciences of the time, reconsider his contributions to
twentieth-century thought. 250-word abstracts or 15-minute
papers; and bio by 10 March 2012;
Deadline: March 10, 2012
“Joyce and Lawrence”
for Papers for a joint International James Joyce Foundation
and the D.H. Lawrence Society of North America panel for the
2013 MLA in Boston.
While Joyce and Lawrence are generally considered the
bookends of modernism, this panel seeks papers addressing
areas of congruence between the two writers. Proposals are
encouraged to look beyond the more traditionally observed
differences between these two modernist writers and draw on
new parallels between their works, aesthetics, and lives.
Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
portrayal of educational
the fringes of taboo;
articulations of social sterility;
and the environment.
Deadline is March 3, 2012. Please send 250
word abstracts or 15 minute papers to BOTH:
CALL FOR PAPERS
D. H. Lawrence Studies
(published by the D.H. Lawrence Society of Korea) plans another
international issue of selected essays in English. Submissions
may include essays developed from papers given at the 12th
International D. H. Lawrence Conference held this year in
Sydney. Other submissions may also be considered. They should be
developed into essays, generally over 12 pages and under 20
(3,000-6,000 words). Topics may concern any aspects of
Lawrence's writing or its reception by modernist,
post-modernist, or postcolonial critics. Those that focus on
Lawrence's Australian period are especially welcome. Editors
will be Michael Bell, Virginia Hyde, and Nak-chung Paik. The
deadline to send the essays is February 29, 2012. The essays
should be sent to Associate Editor Doo-Sun Ryu at
The planned issue is in the tradition of other international
English issues of D. H. Lawrence Studies that have
followed the International Lawrence Conferences of recent years.
We hope to publish this issue not later than August 31, 2012.
Michael Bell (Editor), Virginia Hyde (Editor), Nak-chung Paik
Doo-Sun Ryu (Associate Editor), Pilgyu Ahn (President of the D.H.
Lawrence Society of Korea)
The 2011 International Lawrence Conference
June 29-July 3 in Sydney, Australia
conference was a success and enjoyed by
those who attended. Papers were presented by Lawrence scholars from
eleven countries--Australia, of course, but
also the US, the UK, Wales, Japan, Korea,
Indonesia, Sweden, India, and Canada. View a copy
Gallery Page with Conference Photos!
submit any digital photos from the
conference or excursions that you wish to share with our
I will post them in a members-only section
of the website.
for Papers--Joyce & Lawrence
Call for Papers for an edited essay
collection addressing areas of congruence between James
Joyce and D. H. Lawrence. The collection will look beyond
the more traditionally observed differences between these
two modernist writers, and will draw new parallels between
their works, aesthetics, and lives. Contributors should
submit a full-length text (20-25 pp) with a CV to (
email@example.com ) by Sept. 1,
2011. Proposals should be new work and previously
unpublished. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the
• Treatments of religion
• Exile and outcast
• Italian influences
• Colonial experience
• Homosexuals and homosexuality
• Portrayal and treatment of women
• Portrayal of education institutions
• Depiction of masculine Identity and scripts
• Publication in literary magazines
• Treatments of the politics of Empire
• Censorship & obscenity trials
• On reading each other
• The fringes of taboo
• The Everyman
• Animal imagery
MLA Papers on Lawrence