[ilds] OMG XVII - London, 2012

Anne R Zahlan zahlan at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 27 08:29:33 PDT 2011

Thanks James and Charles for all your planning and for making the Durrell 
Centenary information available on the www.lawrencedurrell.org site. The 
materials are impressive and the many opportunities for response and 
contributions should bring in Durrellians from around the world.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Gifford" <james.d.gifford at gmail.com>
To: <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2011 8:33 PM
Subject: [ilds] OMG XVII - London, 2012

> Dear ILDS Members & List,
> I've just posted the Call for Papers for The Lawrence Durrell Centenary
> (On Miracle Ground XVII) to the ILDS listserv.  I hope that you'll all
> take the time to peruse it and think about the various ways we can make
> the centenary events successful.  I'm particularly hopeful that 2012
> will create opportunities for us to reconsider Durrell's reputation and
> importance to literary studies as well as our own reading experiences.
> Charles Sligh, the ILDS Vice-President, has worked very hard to put the
> conference together, and we're now finalizing our organizing committee
> to get into the hard work of programs, paper selection, and attracting
> wider interest.  As the current ILDS President, I want to extend the
> Society's thanks to everyone who has contributed ideas and work, as well
> as those whom we'll begin to call on shortly.  We're very lucky to have
> people from around the world working with the ILDS in this regard.
> I also want to invite everyone to attend and take part in the London
> events.  Working with Faber & Faber, Curtis Brown, the British Library,
> and in the beautiful facilities of Goodenough College affords us a
> breadth of opportunities we've not previously enjoyed at the On Miracle
> Ground conferences.  It would be grand to see everyone taking part in
> this very fine event.  Rooms are reserved at the Russell Hotel as well
> as the Goodenough Club, both of which are easily accessed on the Tube,
> are very close to Goodenough College, and are walking distance to the
> British Library.
> A number of smaller events will occur across the year, ranging from the
> ILDS's annual panels at the Louisville conference (only two days prior
> to Durrell's actual centenary date), a conference in Kerala late in
> 2011, and a seminar at the Durrell School of Corfu during the summer.
> Other events are sure to arise across the year as well.  I hope you will
> all give these enthusiastic support.
> I look forward to seeing everyone in London in 2012!
> My best,
> James
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