[ilds] Durrell at Louisville

Pamela Francis albigensian at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 10 13:49:17 PDT 2010

Greetings--please find below the call for papers for the ILDS panel to be held at the Louisville Conference for Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, February 24-26, 2011. The Lawrence Durrell Society has sponsored panels at this conference for a number of years. In addition to stimulating presentations, the conference also provides a venue for the interesting (and occasionally late night!) conversations Durrellians are so fond of. Please consider submitting an abstract, but even if you don't care to present, please consider joining us for what is always an enjoyable time. If you have questions about the conference itself or the Durrellian aspect of it, please contact me at this email address, or francis at nsula.edu. Several of us are old hands at L'ville, and we would love to see some new ones! --

Call for Papers

Landscape and Vision in Late Modernism

Panel sponsored by the International Lawrence Durrell

Louisville Conference for Literature and Culture since 1900

February 24-26, 2011


“…only there, in
the silences of the painter or the writer can reality be reordered, reworked
and made to show its significant side.” (Lawrence Durrell, Justine)


----“Vision is exorcism.” (Clea)


If we can agree that literature is
the product of perception, then vision is necessarily implicated in the creative
process.  At the same time, a singular
perspective requires that a work of art take
place in a particular location, be that place real or imaginative. The
intersection of a particular perspective and a specific landscape often
produces what is variously called a sense
of place, a cultural landscape, or, genius


The International Lawrence Durrell
Society invites papers addressing aspects of landscape and perception in late
modernist texts for presentation at the Louisville Conference on Literature and
Culture since 1900. The Society’s readers take a broad view on the three areas
of interest solicited here, late modernism, landscape, and perspective, but topics
that connect to Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990) and his wide-ranging circle of
colleagues and friends are especially welcome.


Possible landscapes to address include but are not limited


The linguistic landscape


The landscape of dreams


The political landscape


Peripheral or metropolitan landscapes


Imaginary, re-imagined or re-imaged landscapes


Intellectual/artistic/literary landscapes


Of equal importance is the observer/writer and how he or she perceives the viewed area.
 A few possible perspectives or ways of seeing include:


The Flaneur and/or Voyeur




The Subversive or subverting narrative


Historical/political/social/gendered positionality


Ambiguity/ hybridity/exile (e.g., emotional, psychological,


Please send an abstract (approx. 300 words) as a Word
attachment to Pamela J. Francis, at francis at nsula.edu by Sept. 28, 2010. Please
include your name and institutional affiliation, as well as contact information
on the attached document. 



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