[ilds] information about the 2008 Durrell conference in Paris

william godshalk godshawl at email.uc.edu
Sat Aug 18 11:13:02 PDT 2007

I found this information on the web.

Lawrence Durrell: a Writer at the Crossroads of Arts and Sciences
Université Paris X-Nanterre, France  -  1-5 July 2008
Deadline for  proposals: 30 November 2007

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the 
mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that 
stands at the cradle of true arts and science." 
(Albert Einstein, "What I believe," 1930).
The aim of this conference is to explore Lawrence 
Durrell's universe at the crossroads of arts and 
science, but also to explore the world of Paris 
between the wars as the artistic and intellectual 
magnet that  drove so many artists to become expatriates.
The sessions will focus on the relationships 
between Durrell's works and the aesthetic context 
as well as the development of scientific 
research. Contributions dealing with the Parisian 
intellectual and artistic crucible, the arts of 
politics, artistic intertextuality (drama, music, 
painting, philosophy), the scientific fabric 
(Durrell's investigations into quantum theory and 
psychoanalysis) are particularly welcome. But 
other propositions on wider fields are welcome as well.
Submissions for papers including a 250-word 
abstract, a short biography, and possibly a 
bibliography, as well as any request for specific 
material (recorder, videoprojector or other) 
should be sent by 31 November  2007 to Corinne 
<corinnealexandre-garner at voila.fr>, or Murielle 
Caplan-Philippe <murielle.philippe at u-paris10.fr>, 
or Isabelle Keller-Privat <isa.kellerprivat at free.fr>.

W. L. Godshalk		*
Department of English         *
University of Cincinnati            Stellar disorder  *
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