10‒14  JULY, 2021 

‘What a pity that distance remains distance, so absolutely’

We are delighted to announce our provisional programme of events, which will bring more than eighty Lawrence scholars and enthusiasts from around the world back into proximity with Lawrence and each other. Please do join us.
The symposium will be hosted on Zoom by the D. H. Lawrence Society of Great Britain with no fee for registration and everyone is invited to attend any or all events, regardless of whether you are scheduled to present. To join the mailing list, or for any queries, please contact the organisers at dhlsymposium2021@gmail.com 

All times BST (UK) – please adjust to your local time zone

Click here to view our Symposium map created by Buxi Duan

1900 -2030 BST

Opening roundtable
‘Lawrence in the 1920s / Lawrence in the 2020s: crisis and “after”’
Chair: Howard J. Booth
Invited speakers: Fiona Becket, Rachel Murray and Vincent Sherry

0900 – 1100 BST

‘Universal Lawrence: a creative non-fiction workshop’
Convened by Naveed Rehan (Pakistan) 

‘Lawrence changed my life’:
Soha El Samad (Lebanese University in North Lebanon)
‘My personal Lawrence’: Gaku Iwai (Konan University in Kobe, Japan)
‘My Lawrence poems’: Bibhu Padhi (India)
‘Discovering Lawrence’:
Naveed Rehan (Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan)
‘Lawrence in my geographical context’: Kathleen Vella (University of Malta)

1300 – 1430 BST
‘Lawrence and the problem of demos’
Workshop convened by David Game (Australian National University)

‘Lost girl, lost boy’: Robert L. Caserio (Penn State University)
‘Lawrence's political novels reconsidered: from demos to (New) Fascism’:
Nidesh Lawtoo (KU Leiven)
‘D. H. Lawrence and Americanism’:
Suzanne McClure (University of Liverpool, UK)
‘Denis Forrester and Lawrence: appearances of the “Disappearing River”’:
Christopher Pollnitz (University of Newcastle, Australia)
‘Lawrence, demos and insouciance’:
Jeff Wallace (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK)

1500 – 1630 BST
‘D. H. Lawrence and gender roles: boundaries respected and rejected’
Workshop convened by Judith Ruderman (Duke University NC)

'"[T]he novel … can reveal the most secret places of life”: D. H. Lawrence’s gender epistemology as developed in Lady Chatterley’s Lover’:
Emily Griffiths (University of Winchester, UK)
‘Male femininity in The White Peacock
Joanna Jones (University of Manchester, UK)
“The colour of what goes away”: distance and proximity in “The Woman Who Rode Away”: Mélanie Lebreton (Université Rennes 2, France)
Sons and Lovers, Woolf and mothers: sickness and the subversion of gender roles’: Susan Reid (Independent scholar, UK)
‘On Nursing as “Women’s Work”: D. H. Lawrence and his “Ministering Angels”’: Judith Ruderman (Duke University, NC)
‘Lawrence and the feminine consciousness, with special reference to Sons and Lovers’: Anita Yadav (Vellore Institute of Technology, India)

1900 – 2030 BST
‘Distance from or proximity to nature: ecocritical readings’
Workshop convened by Terry Gifford (Bath Spa University, UK)

‘Reading the nonhuman in Lawrence’s criticism’:
Harry Acton (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)
‘Microbiology and the modern novel: D. H. Lawrence’s The Rainbow’:
Patrick Armstrong (University of Cambridge, UK)
‘Meeting nature in the flesh: a phenomenological reading of D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover’:
Marie Bertrand (Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier, France)
‘Lawrence’s anthropomorphic trees: “We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true”:
Daryl Mersom (Independent scholar, UK)
‘Lawrence ‒ ecology without moralism’:
Trevor Norris (London Metropolitan University, UK)
‘A spectral dog wordlessly speaking metaphorically in D. H. Lawrence’s The Rainbow’: Maria Trejling (Stockholm University)

0900 – 1100 BST

‘New work in Lawrence studies: a postgraduate showcase’
Workshop convened by Sean Matthews (University of Nottingham, UK)

‘Lawrence’s proximity to “creatures”’:
Benjamin Bouche (University of Paris X)
‘Face, response and the nonhuman in Women in Love’:
Zhijia Liu (University of Leeds, UK)
‘So green and deserted: spatial experiences in Howards End and Women in Love’: Yeji Oh (Seoul National University)
‘D. H. Lawrence, modernism, art and the spiritual liminality of distance and proximity’: Kathleen Vella (University of Malta)
‘D. H. Lawrence’s mining plays’:
Thirza Wakefield (University of Nottingham, UK)
‘A subjective impression: Lawrence and me’:
Susan Watson (Independent scholar, UK)
‘Garsington Manor – a cultural biography’
Annie Styles (University of Nottingham, UK)

1300 – 1430 BST
‘Modernity as attraction and repulsion for Lawrence’
Workshop convened by Lara Feigel (King’s College London)

‘Knowledge “don’t do me no good!”: the value of not-knowing in Lawrence’s responses to modernity’: William Bateman (University of Birmingham, UK)
‘Lawrence, the Futurists, and the conception of “the new human phenomenon”: Ursula in Women in Love’:
Joyjit Ghosh (Vidyasagar University, India)
‘Lawrence and guns’: Catherine Brown (New College of the Humanities at Northeastern (London)
‘“Must become modern” and “must break out of it”: mobilising affects of anticipation in modernity and nature in The Rainbow’:
Sunbinn Lee (Seoul National University)
‘The fraught modern in New Mexico: Lawrence's engagement with social, political, and personal health at cultural interstices’:
Julianne Newmark (University of New Mexico)
‘Good monotony’: Adam Parkes (University of Georgia)

1900 – 2030 BST
‘Lawrence and the dis-ease of disabilities’
Workshop convened by Chloe Leung (University of Edinburgh, UK)

‘The creepy crip: queer eroticism and the case of Clifford Chatterley’:
Tonya Kruse (Northern Kentucky University)
‘Stream-of-unconsciousness and the corporeality of disability metaphors in D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love’:
Chloe Leung (University of Edinburgh, UK)
‘“Avoid depression!”: D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, and the business of getting better’: Kirsty Martin (University of Exeter, UK)
“There’s nothing in it”: trauma and convalescent art in Lady Chatterley’s Lover: Sean Porterfield (University of Central Florida)
‘Lawrence and the dis-ease of disabilities’:
Charles Sumner (University of Southern Mississippi) 

O900 – 1030 BST

‘Lawrence’s art of fiction and its proximity to fact’
Workshop convened by Fiona Fleming (Paris Nanterre University)

‘“I am many men. Which of them are you going to perfect?” – D. H. Lawrence’s dialogic style maintains his authorial distance’:
Soha El Samad (Lebanese University in North Lebanon)
‘Distancing from Lawrence's appraisal of Thomas Hardy in Study of Thomas Hardy’: Fiona Fleming (Paris Nanterre University, France)
‘“Write about things you actually know, which you don’t have to invent out of the ink-bottle”’: Barbara Kearns (Independent, Australia)
‘D. H. Lawrence and Richard Aldington’: Jonathan Long (Independent scholar, UK)
‘What happened on Easter Monday 1906? Truth, lies and co-authorship in Sons and Lovers’: Neil Roberts (University of Sheffield, UK)
'Mr Noon': John Worthen (University of Nottingham, UK)

1300 – 1430 BST

‘Twenty-first-century approaches’
Workshop convened by Nanette Norris
(Royal Military College Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada)

‘Distance and proximity to nature in D. H. Lawrence’s Twilight in Italy: psychogeography and the rural flâneur’:
Nicola Dimitriou (University of Sheffield, UK)
‘Mapping D. H. Lawrence: presenting Lawrence to twenty-first-century audiences’: Buxi Duan (University of Birmingham, UK)
‘Teaching D. H. Lawrence “postcolonially”’:
Feroza Jussawalla (University of New Mexico)
‘D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love: an anthropological reading’:
Stefania Michelucci (University of Genoa, Italy)
‘D.H. Lawrence: humanist’:
Daniel Rosenberg Nutters (Penn State - Brandywine, USA)
‘“Form” as norm?: a postcolonial reading of Lawrence’s “Introduction to These Paintings” and other late writings’:
Doo-Sun Ryu (Seoul National University)

1500 – 1630 BST
‘Lawrence’s poetry’
Workshop convened by Holly A. Laird

‘The sun of false dawn in D. H. Lawrence’s Pansies—as a marker of the postmodern sublime’: Wonbin Bae (Seoul National University)
‘Young Lawrence “At the Window”’: Tina Ferris (UAH)
‘“O! Americans!” and the treacherous path to citizenship’:
Andrew Keese (Texas Tech University)
‘D. H. Lawrence and Walt Whitman: transatlantic affinities’:
Andrew David King (University of Iowa)
‘Approaching the sea in Lawrence’s Poems’:
Dawid W. de Villiers (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)

1900 – 2030 BST
‘Getting closer to Lawrence’
Chair: Andrew Harrison
Invited speakers: Philip Davis, Benjamin Hagen, Nancy Paxton, John Turner

0900 – 1030 BST 

‘Lawrence as a master of the short story’
Workshop convened by Marina Ragachewskaya

‘Images as “speaking subjects”: the legacy of D. H. Lawrence in the contemporary British short story’:
Zeynep Z. Atayurt-Fenge (University of Ankara, Turkey)
‘Distance and proximity in mountain landscapes’:
Shirley Bricout (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, EMMA (France))
‘D. H. Lawrence as a master of the short story’:
Marina Ragachewskaya, (Minsk State Linguistic University, Belarus)
‘Plot dynamics in “The Blind Man”’:
Jim Phelps (University of Zululand in South Africa)
‘Restoring “the horror of distance” in Lawrence’s “Odour of Chrysanthemums” and “Sun”’:
Kyung Seo Chung (Seoul National University)

1300 – 1500 BST
Closing event
‘In his own words: distance and proximity in Lawrence’s works’

All times BST (UK) – please adjust to your local time zone. All sessions are open to speakers and non-speakers.
Zoom details will be notified one week before the symposium 

International Symposium Committee:
Susan Reid (Organiser)
Email: dhlsymposium2021@gmail.com
Kate Foster (D. H. Lawrence Society)
David Game (Australia)
Andrew Harrison (UK)
Holly A. Laird (USA)
Stefania Michelucci (Italy)
Nanette Norris (Canada)
Doo-Sun Ryu (Korea)
Joseph R. Shafer (JDHLS Online)  

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