What’s On.

Below please find the Final Schedule for Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary — including:

  • An Opening Exhibition of paintings, photographs, and letters — held at the Gallery at Foyles, 113-119 Charing Cross Road.
  • Lawrence Durrell at the British Library — an afternoon and evening of special events, featuring archival talks and panel discussions about Durrell’s life and writings.
  • The Durrell Centenary Banquet — an evening of toasts, stories, poetry, song, and celebration, with a keynote address from Christopher Butler (Christ Church, Oxford), author of Early Modernism: Literature, Music and Painting in Europe 1900-1916.

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Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary.

FINAL SCHEDULE.

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::  WEDNESDAY, 13 JUNE 2012.   ::   THURSDAY, 14 JUNE 2012.  ::

::  FRIDAY, 15 JUNE 2012.   ::   SATURDAY, 16 JUNE 2012.  ::

WEDNESDAY, 13 JUNE 2012.

6.30 PM :: Special Exhibition & Opening Reception :: The Gallery @ Foyles Books, 113-119 Charing Cross Road.

9.00 PM + :: Drinks &c. :: Reservations Recommended.

THURSDAY, 14 JUNE 2012.

8.00 AM (All Day) :: Conference Registration (Vestibule, London House, Goodenough College).

    • Coffee & Tea provided in vestibule.

8.30 AM :: Welcome / Opening Remarks (Large Common Room).

    • James Gifford (President, International Lawrence Durrell Society).

9.00 AM – 10.30 AM :: Parallel Session :: Ia (Large Common Room) :: Chaired by James Clawson (Grambling State University).

    • Anna Lillios (University of Central Florida), “The Essence of Englishness in Lawrence Durrell’s The Alexandria Quartet.”
    • Barry Fruchter (Nassau Community College), “Mountolive: Nostalgia for the First Time.”
    • Julia Gordon-Bramer (Lindenwood University), “‘A Secret’ Well-Kept: Sylvia Plath’s Tribute to Lawrence Durrell’s The Alexandria Quartet.”

9.00 AM – 10.30 AM :: Parallel Session :: Ib (Small Common Room) :: Chaired by James Gifford (Fairleigh Dickinson University).

    • Helen Wussow (Simon Fraser University), “Sexual Tourism in Homer & Durrell.”
    • Michael Heinze (Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf), “Greeks, Italians, and Turks: Multicultural Post-War Rhodes through the Eyes of Lawrence Durrell.”
    • Petra Tournay-Theodotou (European University Cyprus), “The Empire Writes Back: Two Counter-Discursive Responses to Lawrence Durrell’s Bitter Lemons – Costas Montis’s Closed Doors and Rodis Roufos’s The Age of Bronze.”

10.45 AM – 12.15 PM :: Parallel Session :: IIa (Large Common Room) :: Chaired by Dianne Vipond (California State University, Long Beach).

    • Linda Rashidi (Mansfield University of Pennsylvania), “The Black Book as Starter Novel.”
    • Richard August (University of Manchester), “Arguments Over ‘Everything’: Lawrence Durrell & The London Psychogeographical Tradition.”
    • Paul Lorenz (University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff), “The Metamorphosis of London in the Writing of Lawrence Durrell.”

10.45 AM – 12.15 PM :: Parallel Session :: IIb (Small Common Room) :: Chaired by William L. Godshalk (University of Cincinnati).

    • Aba-Carina Parlog (West University of Timisoara, Romania), “Lawrence Durrell’s Elusive Narratives: The Alexandrian Universe.”
    • Amber Rose (Independent Scholar), “Unraveling the Human Chessboard of The Alexandria Quartet.”

12.15 PM – 1.00 PM :: Break for Lunch (Great Hall).

    • Working Lunches provided for all registered attendees.

1.00 PM – 2.30 PM :: Parallel Session :: IIIa (Large Common Room) :: Chaired by Anne R. Zahlan (Eastern Illinois University).

    • Dianne Vipond (California State University, Long Beach), “Exploring the Uncanny in Lawrence Durrell’s The Avignon Quintet.”
    • James Clawson (Grambling State University), “Bravedent! Contextualizing the Uncanny.”
    • Alice Cheylan (Universite du Sud Toulon-Var), “Translation or Creation: Lawrence Durrell’s Use of French in The Avignon Quintet.”

1.00 PM – 2.30 PM :: Parallel Session :: IIIb (Small Common Room) :: Chaired by Don Kaczvinsky (Louisiana Tech University).

    • Biljana Djoric Francuski (University of Belgrade), “Lawrence Durrell’s Humour in the Antrobus Stories.”
    • Ravi Nambiar (Independent Scholar), “J. Krishnamurthi in Durrell’s Works: A Critical Study.”

2.45 PM – 4.00 PM :: Special Session :: IV (Large Common Room) :: Chaired by Charles Sligh (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga).

    • James Gifford (Fairleigh Dickinson University), “Durrell’s Long Shadow from Cairo to California: English Surrealisms & the Cult of Sex & Anarchy.”
    • Fiona Tomkinson (Yeditepe University), “The Subtlest Maze, or Durrell’s Labyrinths.”
    • William L. Godshalk (University of Cincinnati), “Durrell’s Mott — A Pastiche.”

4.15 PM – 5.00 PM :: Plenary Session (Large Common Room) :: Manufacturing Dreams — Lawrence Durrell’s Fiction Revisited Through Chirico’s Metaphysical Paintings.

    • Corinne Alexandre-Garner (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre).
    • Isabelle Keller-Privat (Université de Toulouse II).

5.15 PM – 6.00 PM :: Plenary Session (Large Common Room) :: Einstein or Escher? — Whose ‘Relativity’ Really Informs The Alexandria Quartet?

6.00 PM – 7.15 PM :: Break.

7.15 PM + :: Keynote Session (Large Common Room) :: Lawrence Durrell at 100: Durrell & The Biographer’s Art.

Evening Free.

FRIDAY, 15 JUNE 2012.

8.00 AM (All Day) :: Conference Registration (Vestibule, London House, Goodenough College).

    • Coffee & Tea provided in vestibule.

8.30 AM :: Announcements & Reminders (Large Common Room).

    • James Gifford (President, International Lawrence Durrell Society).

9.00 AM – 10.30 AM :: Parallel Session :: Va (Large Common Room) :: Chaired by James Clawson (Grambling State University).

    • Rony Alfandary (Bar Ilan University, Israel), “The City of Alexandria as a Metaphor for Durrell’s Internalized Mother.”
    • G. R. Taneja (University of Delhi), “The City and its Metaphors: The Urban Space in Lawrence Durrell.”
    • Souad Baghli-Berbar (University Abou Bakr Belkaid, Algeria), “From Reality to Myth: Alexandria in Lawrence Durrell’s Justine.”

9.00 AM – 10.30 AM :: Parallel Session :: Vb (Small Common Room) :: Chaired by Charles Sligh (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga).

    • Peter Baldwin (Independent Publisher), “Certain Landfalls: Rare Inscriptions by Lawrence Durrell.”
    • Stela Ghetie (Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai), “I do not love thee with mine eyes. . . .”
    • Merrianne Timko (Independent Culinary Historian), “Lawrence Durrell & Elizabeth David: A Culinary Friendship.”

10.45 AM – 12.15 PM :: Parallel Session :: VIa (Large Common Room) :: Chaired by Paul Lorenz (University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff).

    • Nicoletta Demetriou (St. Antony’s College, Oxford), “Looking for Lawrence Durrell in Cyprus.”
    • Inna Savelyeva (Moscow Regional State Institute for Humanities & Social Studies), “D.H. Lawrence, Lawrence Durrell, & John Fowles: British Islomania.”
    • Niki Marangou (Independent Writer), “Round About Durrell in Cyprus.”

10.45 AM – 12.15 PM :: Parallel Session :: VIb (Small Common Room) :: Chaired by David Radavich (Eastern Illinois University).

    • Monika Fiedler (Professor Emerita, Humboldt Universitaet, Berlin), “Researching Lawrence Durrell & Egypt From Behind the Wall.”
    • Michiko Kawano (retired, Bukkyo University), “Romantic Durrell, Dramatized Sappho.”
    • David Radavich (Eastern Illinois University), “A Celebration of Durrellian Poetry (Open Reading).”

12.15 PM – 1.30 PM :: Break for Lunch (Great Hall).

1.30 PM – 1.40 PM :: Welcome and Introduction :: Durrell 2012 :: Lawrence Durrell at the British Library :: An Afternoon of Archival Talks & Discussion Panels.

    • Rachel Foss (Curator of Modern Literary Manuscripts, British Library).

1.40 PM – 2.15 PM :: An Introduction to the Lawrence Durrell audio collections at the British Library.

2.15 PM – 3.15 PM ::  Drop-In Sessions :: Durrell Collections in the British Library.

3.15 PM – 4.15 PM :: Archives Panel :: Chaired by Rachel Foss (Curator of Modern Literary Manuscripts, British Library).

4.15 PM – 5.15 PM :: Roundtable :: Publishing Durrell ::  Chaired by Corinne Alexandre-Garner & Isabelle Keller-Privat.

    • Anthea Morton-Saner (Curtis Brown).
    • Anna Davis (Curtis Brown).
    • Peggy Fox (formerly Head of New Directions).
    • Georges Hoffman (representative of the Durrell Estate in France).
    • Marc Parent (Buchet Chastel).
    • Beatrice Commengé (writer).
    • Peter Baldwin (Delos Press).

5.15 PM – 6.30 PM :: Break.

6.30 PM – 8.00  PM :: Reach Upwards to the Affirming Sun :: Lawrence Durrell in 2012 :: Chaired by Simon Ings.

8.30 PM + :: Drinks &c. ::  St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel & St. Pancras International :: Reservations Recommended.

SATURDAY, 16 JUNE 2012.

8.00 AM (Until Noon) :: Conference Registration (Vestibule, London House, Goodenough College).

    • Coffee & Tea provided in vestibule.

8.30 AM :: Announcements & Reminders (Large Common Room).

9.00 AM – 10.30 AM :: Parallel Session :: VIIa (Large Common Room) :: Chaired by Pamela J. Francis (Rice University).

    • Martha Klironomos (San Francisco State University), “Travel Practices, Writing, & Photography: Comparing the Works of Patrick Leigh Fermor and Lawrence Durrell.”
    • Marc Woodworth (Skidmore College), “Fiding Kovecses: An Open Letter to Patrick Leigh Fermor.”
    • Dan Popescu (Partium Christian University, Romania), “‘In Clashing Hues’: Images of the Gypsies in Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Between the Woods & the Water.”

9.00 AM – 10.30 AM :: Parallel Session :: VIIb (Small Common Room) :: Chaired by Don Kaczvinsky (Louisiana Tech University).

    • Allyson Kreuiter (University of South Africa), “The Gothicized Female Form: A Visual & Textual Representation in Lawrence Durrell’s Balthazar.”
    • Biljana Djoric Francuski (University of Belgrade), “Lawrence Durrell in Translation into Serbian.”
    • Isabelle Tassignon-Pierart (University of Namur, Belgium), “Lawrence Durrell & Archaeology.”

10.30 AM – 11.00 AM :: Break.

11.00 AM – 12.30 PM :: ILDS Business Meeting (Large Common Room).

12.30 PM – 2.00 PM :: Break for Lunch (Great Hall).

    • Working Lunches provided for all registered attendees.

2.00 PM – 3.00 PM :: Plenary Session (Large Common Room) :: “Durrell in Context: Interwar Writers & the Cityscape of London.”

    • Leo Mellor (Murray Edwards College, Cambridge).

3.15 PM – 4.15 PM :: Plenary Session (Large Common Room) :: “In the Days of Sappho — Lawrence Durrell’s Plays, 50 Years On.”

4.15 PM – 7.00 PM :: Break.

7.00 PM +  :: The Durrell Centenary Banquet (Great Hall).

    • Special Remarks on Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary.
      • James Gifford (President, International Lawrence Durrell Society).
      • Ian S. MacNiven (Past President and Founding Member, International Lawrence Durrell Society).
      • Lee Durrell (Honorary Director, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust).
      • Anthea Morton-Saner (Curtis Brown Group Ltd, retired).
      • Susanna Nicklin (Director of Literature, British Council).
      • Suzanne Joinson (Writer and Literature Adviser, British Council).
    • Keynote Address :: Lawrence Durrell at 100: Durrell & The Novelist’s Art.
      • Christopher Butler (Christ Church, Oxford) :: Keynote.
      • Sandeep Parmar (Clare Hall, Cambridge) :: Respondent.
      • Anthony Hirst (Durrell School of Corfu) :: Respondent.
      • James Gifford (Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver) :: Respondent.
      • James Clawson (Grambling State University) :: Respondent.

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