[ilds] OMG XVII - London, 2012

James Gifford james.d.gifford at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 08:47:27 PDT 2011

Thanks Anne!  Expect updates on the ILDS site today and across the week.


On 27/06/11 8:29 AM, Anne R Zahlan wrote:
> 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.
> Anne
> ----- 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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>> James Gifford, Ph.D.
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