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Call for Papers Archive

To MSA members and beyond,
I want to draw your attention to an unusual opportunity to hear from leading scholars of D. H. Lawrence from around the world, to find a hearing for your own work, and to develop connections with the various D.H. Lawrence societies, globally. The DHLSNA (in the U.S and Canada) particularly welcomes and supports scholars, new and old, actively, in myriad ways, throughout our careers.
1922 was a year of extraordinary transatlantic travel for Lawrence, as he embarked, eastward, from England to Ceylon and Australia, then to Taos, New Mexico, and Mexico Taos itself remains today a mecca for writers and artists. Come explore the major sites and arts of Taos with us this summer (-Holly A. Laird, Co-Director):

15th International D.H. Lawrence Conference,
NEW DATE: July 18-23, 2022, Taos, New Mexico:
Early Bird Registration still available and Abstracts due April 30, 2022.

The 15th International D.H. Lawrence conference—while open to all considerations of Lawrence’s work and life--is especially interested in proposals reassessing Lawrence’s work 100 years earlier, in the 1920’s; in exploring Lawrence’s transatlantic literary journey eastward; his engagement with Mexico, New Mexico, and North America, and his ideas of democracy and “the open road”; in studying the immeasurable influence Lawrence’s criticism has had on the study of American literature; in examining interconnectivity between artists—dance, ritual, music, visual arts as well as writing—and aspects of modernism across the arts; as well as interdisciplinary studies that deepen our sense of Lawrence’s engagement with Native peoples and cultures.
Papers are welcome from scholars, graduate students, and the public. Papers should last no longer than 20 minutes and will be followed by 10 minutes of questions. A limited number of virtual presentations will be accepted (maximum 1 per session). Fellowships are available for graduate students. Please mention on your submission that you would like to be considered for either a virtual presentation or a graduate fellowship.
If you would like to contribute, please send an abstract of 350 words to Dr. Nanette Norris, c/o, by midnight on April 30, 2022. Submissions will be assessed by the Academic Program Committee, and responses will be issued by May 15, 2022 The abstract should include the following information as part of the same file (in either MS Word or pdf format):
• Your name, postal address, telephone number, and email address
• The name of the institution (if applicable) at which you are registered
• A short bio
The conference is being held at the Sagebrush Inn, Taos, New Mexico. For further details, see

Conference Location: Taos, NM, USA
Conference Starts: July 18, 2022
Conference Ends: July 23, 2022

CFP Submission Deadline: April 30, 2022

For more information, contact: Holly A. Laird