[ilds] Lawrence Durrell: a Writer at the Crossroads of Arts and Sciences

slighcl slighcl at wfu.edu
Sat Feb 2 18:23:55 PST 2008


Dear Listserv:

Some news about the Paris conference.

Charles

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Lawrence Durrell: a Writer at the Crossroads of Arts and Sciences
July 1st - 5th, 2008
Mis en ligne par : Murielle Philippe , Corinne Alexandre-Garner . Mise à 
jour: 22 January 2008.
ON MIRACLE GROUND. THE INTERNATIONAL LAWRENCE DURRELL CONFERENCE
http://www.lawrencedurrell.org/parisXV.htm
http://anglais.u-paris10.fr/spip.php?article1090

Successivement organisé par l’Université de Cincinnati (Ohio) en 1998, 
l’Université de Corfou (Grèce) en 2000, l’Université d’Ottawa (Ontario) 
en 2002, l’Université de Rhodes (Grèce) en 2004, l’Université de 
Victoria (Canada) en 2006, le colloque international Lawrence Durrell 
2008, « On Miracle Ground XV », se tiendra à l’Université Paris X- 
Nanterre du 1er au 5 juillet 2008, organisé par le Centre de Recherches 
Espaces Ecritures (CREA EA 370) en partenariat avec :
- l’Université de Toulouse – Le Mirail (Isabelle Keller-Privat)
- la Société Internationale Lawrence Durrell (International Lawrence 
Durrell Society)
- Louisiana Tech University (Donald Kaczvinsky)
- University of Victoria (James Gifford)
- University of Arkansas (Paul Lorenz)

Les participants sont invités à explorer les relations qu’entretient 
l’œuvre de Durrell avec les arts et les sciences.

Sont susceptibles de participer :
- George Charpak (physicien, lauréat du prix Nobel de physique en 1992) 
Penelope Durrell (la fille de Lawrence Durrell) Michael Haag 
(photographe, éditeur et écrivain il travaille actuellement à une 
nouvelle biographie de Lawrence Durrell) David Harrer
- Virginia Kirby-Smith Carruthers (spécialiste de l’œuvre de Lawrence 
Durrell, University of Baltimore)
- Anthea Morton-Saner (agent littéraire de Lawrence Durrell)
- Michael O’ Driscoll (spécialiste de l’œuvre de Lawrence Durrell)
- George Steiner (critique littéraire et philosophe, spécialiste de 
l’œuvre de Lawrence Durrell)
- Gore Vidal (romancier)

CALL FOR PAPERS

On Miracle Ground XV

Université Paris X - Nanterre CREE (CREA EA 370) in partnership with the 
University of Toulouse Le Mirail and the International Lawrence Durrell 
Society

"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 investigate 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 proposals on wider fields will be examined 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 March 
15th, 2008 to: Durrellconference2008 at u-paris10.fr

Postal submissions: Corinne Alexandre-Garner UFR d’études 
anglo-américaines Université Paris X - E101 200, avenue de la République 
92001 Nanterre Cedex

A selection of the best papers will be published by the Presses 
Universitaires de Paris X in the year following the conference.
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

ON MIRACLE GROUND XV - JULY 1st-5th 2008 - UNIVERSITE PARIS X-NANTERRE - 
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME Plenary sessions and workshops will take place in 
the morning from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be followed by lunch and 
relevant cultural events in Paris in the afternoon.

WORK SESSIONS 8.30am - 1pm

Tuesday, July 1st 2007 8.30-10.30 Suggested topic: Representation of the 
Parisian intellectual and artistic crucible between the wars 10.30-11 
coffee break 11am-1pm Suggested topic: The arts of politics

1.30pm-2.30pm lunch at Nanterre

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2007 8.30-10.30 Suggested topic: Lawrence Durrell 
at the crossroads of literature and philosophy 10.30-11 coffee break 
11am-1pmSuggested topic: Performing Durrell: Durrell on stage

1.30pm-2.30pm lunch at Nanterre

Thursday, July 3rd 2007 8.30-10.30 Suggested topic: Lawrence Durrell at 
the crossroads of literature and painting 10.30-11 coffee break 11am-1pm 
Suggested topic: Performing Durrell: Durrell’s music

1.30pm-2.30pm lunch at Nanterre

Friday, July 4th 2007 8.30-10.30 Suggested topic: The Scientific Fabric: 
the science of fiction and the fiction of science 10.30-11 coffee break 
11am-1pm Meeting of the International Lawrence Durrell Society?

1.30pm Lunch at the Procope http://www.procope.com/

Saturday, July 5th 2007 " "Ma Bohème" One-day visit of Giverny (Monet’s 
house and gardens) http://www.fondation-monet.com/

EXCURSIONS

Tuesday, July 1st 2008 "Paris, a Moveable Feast"

Afternoon: Guided tour through literary and artistic Paris. 
Montparnasse, Musée Zadkine, Villa Seurat , Closerie des Lilas , Tea at 
the Coupole http://lacoupoleparis.com/

Evening Performance of Sappho (free) followed by cocktail (espace Reverdy)

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008 "East, West"

Afternoon: Musée Guimet, Institut du monde arabe, Tea (and poetry 
reading?), (museum, Turkish baths)

Evening: Dinner at the Mosque or Le Souk (1, rue Keller Paris XIème)

Thursday, July 3rd 2008 "Patrimony"

Afternoon: Musée Musée d’Orsay : Centre Georges Pompidou, Tea at Dame 
Tartine, (Fontaine Stravinsky)

Free evening

Friday, July 4th 2008 "E= mc2"

Afternoon: Cité des Sciences at La Villette , The Géode

Free evening

Saturday, July 5th 2008

Evening Banquet: dinner-cruise on the Seine www.lecapitainefracasse.com
POETRY CONTEST

An international poetry contest on the theme of " crossroads / chemins 
croisés " has been launched on the occasion of the international 
Lawrence Durrell conference to be held at Nanterre University from 1st 
to 5 July 2008.

It is open to students, teachers and administrative employees.

Poems (maximum length: 1,000 characters, spaces included) must be 
submitted by February 25th 2008 to : Véronique Maylin, bibliothèque 
Lawrence Durrell, E101 or (by e-mail) to: concourspoesie at u-paris10.fr

The winning poems, selected by a panel of international poets, will be 
read at the « Printemps des Poètes » (March 3rd-16th 2008) and published 
in the new Paris X collection "Chemins croisés".
REGISTRATION INFORMATION

ON MIRACLE GROUND XV An International Conference The International 
Lawrence Durrell Society University Paris X CREE - CREA EA 370

Lawrence Durrell: A Writer at the Crossroads of Arts and Sciences July 
1st-5th, 2008 Conference room, building B

Please note that this form must be sent to both : Paul Lorenz 
paullorenz at sbcglobal.net (International Lawrence Durrell Society) and 
Véronique Maylin veronique.maylin at u-paris10.fr (Université Paris X Nanterre)

(please enter all names and titles as you want them to appear on badges)

Title:

Name:

Affiliation / University:

Mailing Address:

City: State/Province: Postal Code:

Country: E-mail:

Phone (and country code): Fax:

REGISTRATION FEES

You are a member of the International Lawrence Durrell Society: please 
contact Paul Lorenz: paullorenz at sbcglobal.net

Full conference package : BEFORE 15 March 2008 $100 US

AFTER 15 March 2008 $140 US

Reduced conference fees for students.

The full registration package includes:
- registration to the four conference days (July 1st to July 4th)
- the performance of Sappho on Tuesday night, followed by a welcome cocktail
- a 5-day « Paris Visit » transport pass
- gourmet coffee breaks on conference days Other events and excursions 
are available at an additional cost (see below).

If you would like to renew / begin your membership in the International 
Lawrence Durrell Society: Student single membership is $10.00 a year. 
Regular single membership is $15.00 a year. Double membership (two 
people, one address) is $20.00 a year.

TOTAL (conference registration and membership): 
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Cancellations must be received 14 days prior to the start of the 
conference or participants will be charged an administrative fee of $30. 
Mail this form and your check or money order in U.S. dollars payable to 
the International Lawrence Durrell Society to: Paul Lorenz International 
Lawrence Durrell Society 3201 S. Beech Street Apt. #40 Pine Bluff, AR 71603

For other information concerning the conference, please contact 
Véronique Maylin: veronique.maylin at u-paris10.fr

ORGANISATION OF THE CONFERENCE

Plenary sessions and workshops will be organized every morning at 
Nanterre University (conference room, building B) from 8.30 to 
approximately 1.00 p.m. and will be followed by lunch and relevant 
cultural events in Paris in the afternoon.

LUNCH AT NANTERRE (wine included)

Lunch (Tuesday, July 1st 2008) 10 euros number of attendees: Lunch 
(Wednesday, July 2nd 2008) 10 euros number of attendees: Lunch 
(Thursday, July 3rd 2008) 10 euros number of attendees:

Student rate: 5 euros

EVENTS AND EXCURSIONS (optional)

The performance of Sappho and the welcome cocktail are free for 
conference participants. Other events and excursions are available at an 
additional cost and are payable in euros to the Université of Paris X – 
Nanterre, Agent comptable (colloque Durrell) ligne 904 11 C483. 
Participants are required to register for the following excursions and 
restaurant lunch and dinner, so that bookings can be made accordingly.

Guided walk through literary and artistic Paris ( in English) 
(Montparnasse, musée Zadkine, Villa Seurat, Closerie des Lilas) : 
Tuesday July 1st, 2008 Price : 8 euros Number of participants

Lunch at the Procope (on Friday July 4th 2008) to celebrate July 4th at 
the famous restaurant founded in 1689 where philosophers of the 
Enlightenment used to meet and where Benjamin Franklin drafted the 
American constitution (www.procope.com)

Price : 35 euros Number of attendees

One-day visit of Giverny (Monet’s house and gardens) ; access by train 
and bus, or possibility to rent a bus from the conference hotels at an 
additional cost http://www.fondation-monet.com/ Price : 5.5 euros Number 
of participants Groups (booking necessary) : 4 euros

Dinner-cruise on the Seine (Saturday July 5th 2008): a once in a 
lifetime experience http://www.lecapitainefracasse.com/

Price : 50 euros (no alcohol) Number of participants: 69 euros (with 
cocktail, wine mineral water and coffee)

TOTAL (events and excursions) : 
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payable in euros to the Université of Paris X – Nanterre, Agent 
comptable (colloque Durrell) ligne 904 11 C483

Hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotels as early as 
possible. Please keep in mind that this will be a busy season.

SPONSORS The conference is generously sponsored by the International 
Lawrence Durrell Society, Louisiana Tech University, and the University 
of Paris X Nanterre (the Department of English / UFR d’études 
anglo-américaines, the Ecole Doctorale Lettres , Langues, Spectacles and 
the CREA, Centre de Recherches des Etudes Anglophones) and the Centre de 
Ressources Langues.

CONTACT

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact: Paul 
Lorenz: paullorenz at sbcglobal.net

Should you have any queries about the organisation of the conference 
itself, please contact: Véronique Maylin: veronique.maylin at u-paris10.fr
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Centre Espaces/Ecritures, CREE [Décembre 2003]

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Charles L. Sligh
Department of English
Wake Forest University
slighcl at wfu.edu
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