CFP: [20th] Lawrence Durrell at Louisville (19-21 February 2009)

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Pamela J. Francis
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Lawrence Durrell: Reviewing the Durrell Canon
The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
                                  Louisville, KY | 19-21 February 2009

The International Lawrence Durrell Society will sponsor a panel at
Louisville addressing all aspects of Lawrence Durrell’s body of work. We
are particularly interested in papers which investigate Durrell’s lesser
known and read works and their place in the Durrell canon, as well as their
place in the larger canon of literature in English. For instance, how does
his poetry respond better-known “schools” of poetry such as the Auden
group, etc.? Does The Avignon Quintet belong in the canon of postmodern
literature? What is the relationship between Durrell’s nonfiction (e.g., A
Smile in the Mind’s Eye) and his fiction? How has Durrell influenced the
genre of travel writing?

As part of a series of panels aimed at sponsoring inter-society discussion,
this panel also welcomes papers that relate Durrell’s oeuvre to the work of
others of his milieu; furthermore, the “milieu” itself may be addressed,
e.g., how can Durrell’s work help us defineâ€"or complicateâ€"a term such as
“late modernism?”

Please send a 1 page abstract to Pamela Francis, International Lawrence
Durrell Society, by Sept. 12, 2008. Final presentations
should be limited to 20 minutes.

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