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Louisville Gathering 2017

    As we have every year since 2003, Durrellians from across the country gathered in Louisville for the Literature and Culture since 1900 conference on February 23-25.  Our two scholarly panels were stimulating and well-attended, and as usual, festive gatherings allowed for plenty of good food, drink, and conversation.  Later this year we will put out a call for papers for Louisville 2018.  Plan on joining us next spring.

The International Lawrence Durrell Society (ILDS) was founded in 1980 at the Modern Language Association convention. The Society hosts bi-annual conferences, organizes panels at other conferences, and publishes a newsletter and journal. Among the resources here, you will find an Internet Discussion Group, general and critical bibliographies, information on conferences, and information on archival resources.

The ILDS is a non-profit educational organization whose purposes are 1) to promote the study, understanding, and appreciation of the works of Lawrence Durrell; 2) to explore critically Durrell’s position in twentieth century literature, modernist and post-modernist, and to help establish his place in the canon of world literature; 3) to sponsor meetings, seminars, and conferences worldwide dealing with Lawrence Durrell; 4) to publish a newsletter, The Herald, and a journal, Deus Loci: The International Lawrence Durrell Journal, at regular intervals; 5) to support scholarly publications; 6) to undertake such projects as may be decided upon by the Society.

The ILDS manages these pages and invites letters, e-mail messages, and articles related to Durrell’s work or this web site.

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