biggest and most prestigious literary conference
ever held in Australia will take place in late June
in Sydney this year.
by the DH Lawrence Society of North America, it
will attract leading Lawrence scholars from around
goal of the Conference, say its organisers,
is to "
bring together scholars interested in all aspects
of D. H. Lawrences writing with those interested
in its reception by modernist, post-modernist, and
post-colonial writers. When Lawrence arrived in
Sydney in 1922, two decades after Federation, Australia
was consciously redefining its relation to its colonial
past and imagining new nationalist futures, as Lawrence
recognised in Kangaroo."
Secretary, Sandra (Jobson) Darroch, will be presenting
a paper. Sandra will speak about her literary discovery
demonstrating that Lawrence based much of the character
of Alvina Houghton in his novelThe Lost Girl
on the New Zealand writer Katherine Mansfield.
President, John Lacey, has been asked to help guide
delegates to places Lawrence travelled to while
in Sydney in 1922, including a ferry trip to Manly.
more details, see the Conference website: http://dhlsna.com/australiacon.html