Durrell and the City: Reconstructing the Urban Landscape. Sponsored by the International Lawrence Durrell Society, the conference will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Alexandria Quartet with a reassessment of the cities, especially Alexandria, that have been associated with Durrell’s life and work. We will encourage a variety of perspectives and theoretical approaches—historical, biographical, sociological, psychoanalytic, textual, environmental and cultural—in order to create a “multiple-mirror” effect and explore how Durrell’s cities are the major “characters” in his fiction.
July 7 - 10, 2010
New Orleans