International Lawrence Durrell Society


Wednesday, 31 December 1997

Reception at 06:00 at Bharat Tourist Home, Cochin
07:00 Kochi to Changanassery (Via) Alapuzha, Kumarakam

Thursday, 1 January 1998.

09:15 A. M. Opening Ceremony.
Dr. Paul H. Lorenz (Secretary, International Lawrence Durrell Society)

Presidential Address
Rev (Dr) Joseph Vattakalam (Principal, S B College)

Inaugural Speech
Dr. Ayyapa Paniker

10:15 A.M. -10: 30 A.M.

10:30 A.M.-11:30 P.M.
Durrell and India

11:30 A.M. -13:00 P.M
Durrell's Cousin's. Moderator: Dr. V Rajakrishnan (Kerala University)

Dr. Ian S MacNiven (S U N Y Maritime College)
    "Richard Sidney Blaker, Lawrence Durrell's Indian Cousin"

Dr. Alice Kersnowski (St. Mary's University)
    "Reluctant Cousins: India, Ireland, Durrell, Joyce and Yeats"

Ms. Jyolsna Ben (Govt. Brinnan College, Tellichery)
    "The Durrells and Their Love of Animals"

13:00 P.M.-14:00 P.M.

14:00 P.M.-15:30 P.M.
Durrell's Lyricism. Moderator: Dr. James R. Nichols

Dr. P. M. Chacko (U C College, Alwaye)
    "Durrell as a Lyricist"

Dr. Pramod K. Nair (Kuvempu University, Shimoga)
    "'Aging into Art'": The Poetry of Lawrence Durrell"

Dr. C. P. Sivadasan (Kannur University)
    "'Green Coconuts Rio': A Stylistic Analysis"

15:30 P.M.-15:45 P.M.

15:45 P.M.-16:30 3P.M.
Durrell's Constance. Moderator: Dr. Alice Kersnowski

Ms. Leena Nambiar (Government College, Vatakara)
    "Sahaja in Durrell's Novels"

Dr. Susan Vander Closter (Rhode Island School of Design)
    "The Meaning of Constance"

17: 30 P. M.

Saturday, 3 January, 1998

09:30 A.M.-11:00 A.M.
Durrell's Passage to India. Moderator: Dr. C. P. Sivadasan

Ms. Jamuna B S (University College, Trivandrum)
    "Durrell's Heraldic Universe"

Dr. Paul H. Lorenz (University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff)
    "Manifestations of Mandukya Upanishad in Durrell's Avignon Quintet"

Mr. Rao S N (Former Director of Fisheries, Kerala State)
    "Eastern Mysticism in Lawrence Durrell"

11:00 A.M.-11:15 A.M.

11:15 A.M.-13:00 P.M.
Content and Structure. Moderator: Dr. Ian S. MacNiven

Dr. James R. Nichols (Georgia Southern University)
    "The Hypocrisies of Narrative Form : The Conflict between Content and Structure in the Avignon Quintet"

Mr. Josy Joseph (S B College, Changanassery)
    "Durrell as a Dramatist : Form and Content"

Ms. Saroja Haridas (S N College, Kollam)
    "Myth and Mysticism in Durrell's Quartet

13:00 P.M.-14:00 P.M.

14:00 P.M.-15:30 P.M.
Some Crosscurrents. Moderator : Dr. Susan Vander Closter

Dr. Frank Kersnowski (Trinity University)
    "The Baggage He Carried : Durrell as Colonial/Expatriate"

Dr. C. R. Nambiar (Director, Centre for Durrell Studies)
    "The Art of Dying in Durrell's Novels"

Ms. Tresiamma Cyriac (Assumption College, Changanassery)
    "The Concept of Women in Durrell's Works"

15:30 P.M.-16:30 P.M.
The Quartet Revisited. Moderator : Dr. Frank Kersnowski

Dr. Bala Kothandaraman (Osmania University)
    "The Treatment of Time in The Alexandria Quartet"

Dr. Bratcher (City College, New York)
    "The Indigenous People in Durrell's Quartet"

Mr. Gigy Joseph (S B College, Changanassery)
    "The Treatment of Time: An Exploration at Durrell's Vision in The Alexandria Quartet"

16: 30 P.M.
Vote of Thanks: Ms. Susan MacNiven (SUNY Maritime College)

18: 30 P.M.

Sunday, 4 January 1998

07: 00 A.M.
Trip to Thekkady

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