15th International D.H. Lawrence Conference, 
July 12-17, 2020, Taos, New Mexico

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

ANDREW HARRISON

"D. H. Lawrence and Kai Gøtzsche"


Andrew Harrison is Associate Professor of English Literature and Director of the D. H. Lawrence Research Centre at the University of Nottingham. He has published widely on Lawrence. He is the author of The Life of D. H. Lawrence: A Critical Biography (2016), and he has recently edited a new collection of essays entitled D. H. Lawrence in Context (2018).



PUBLIC LECTURE

LOIS RUDNICK
“A Creator of Creators: How Mabel Dodge Luhan Catalyzed American Modernism”

Lois Rudnick is Professor Emerita of American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston. Rudnick has lectured and published in the US and Europe on American modernism and Southwest arts and cultures, most specifically on the writers, artists, social reformers, and Indian Rights activists who were part of the Mabel Dodge Luhan circle in Santa Fe and Taos.  Her most recent work was co-curating and co-editing “Mabel Dodge Luhan and Company: American Moderns and the West,” a travelling exhibition that showed in Taos, Albuquerque, and Buffalo in 2016-2017.

The lecture will be held at the Harwood Museum, in Taos, at 3:00 pm, Thursday, July 16th.

Staging D.H. Lawrence's Altitude

JAMES MORAN

"D.H. Lawrence and Coterie Performance"


James Moran is Professor of Modern English Literature and Drama at the University of Nottingham, UK.  He is the author of a number of books, including The Theatre of D.H. Lawrence (Bloomsbury, 2015). His talk will precede the staging of Lawrence's unfinished play, Altitude, which will be open to the public and will be held at the Old Martina's Hall, in Taos. 


AWARD WINNERS

 HARRY T. MOORE AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

 IN, AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF, LAWRENCE STUDIES


TBA  - Sept., 2019

MARK SPILKA LECTURER


TBA - Sept., 2019

LUNCHEON SPEAKERS

SHARON OARD WARNER
'"The Time is Different There': A History of the D. H. Lawrence Ranch"

Sharon Oard Warner is the author of two novels, a short story collection, and an edited anthology of stories on AIDS. Her craft book, Writing the Novella, is forthcoming from the University of New Mexico Press. Warner's essays and articles have appeared in The AWP Chronicle, The Writer, Writer’s Digest, Studies in Short Fiction, Studies in the Novel and others.  From 1999 -2016, she founded and directed the Taos Summer Writers' Conference, one of the largest such gatherings in the country.  Since 2014, she has served as Co-Chair for the D. H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives.  Warner is an Emerita Professor of English Language & Literature at the University of New Mexico.  She lives in Austin, Texas.  

                                                                                          Her talk will be on Tuesday, July 14, at noon.

AUDRA BELLMORE 


Audra Bellmore is Associate Professor, The Center for Southwest Research; Curator, John Gaw Meem Archives of Southwestern Architecture; Instructor, Museum Studies Program; and Chair, UNM Board of Regents Historic Preservation Committee. She is involved with the restoration, preservation, and interpretation of the D.H. Lawrence Ranch and can inform us about what has been accomplished to-date and what is planned for the future.




  Her talk will be on Tuesday, July 14th, at noon.


 TOMAS JAEHN, FEROZA JUSSAWALLA, and BRADLEY TEPPER


Tomas Jaehn, Director, Center for Southwest Research, Feroza Jussawalla, Professor of English, and  Bradley Tepper, PhD candidate, will talk about the resources available at the CSWR at the UNM library. With slides and screen shots, they will show how to access the materials, using the Rocky Mountain Archive entry point, and show through slides and photographs some of the materials of relevance to Lawrence in three separate collections: the Dorothy Brett collection, the Mable Dodge Luhan collection, and the materials related to Lawrence. They hope also to show  slides of what is available in the Laughing Horse collection with photos of the actual woodblock plates, etc.  A tour of the collection will be available on Saturday, July 18th, 2020. 


                                                                                          This talk will be on Monday, July 13th, at noon. 

AFTER-DINNER SPEAKERS

STEPHEN P. SCHNEIDER

"Birds, Beasts and Flowers: Lawrence’s New Mexico Poems"


During his stay at the ranch in San Cristobal, New Mexico, just outside of Taos, D.H. Lawrence completed his landmark collection of poems Birds, Beasts and Flowers. In October 1922, he wrote five new poems for this collection, including “Autumn in Taos” and “Eagle in New Mexico,” also published in Lawrence’s Complete Poems.

      In this presentation, Dr. Steven Schneider will discuss the circumstances at the ranch and Lawrence’s fascination with the American West that led to the composition of his “Taos” poems. He will also place these Lawrence poems in the context of the themes that run throughout all his work: a passionate reconnection to the natural world, a resistance to the machine and mechanization, and a mythic and vigorous use of language. A special feature of this presentation will be a projection of images of artwork by New Mexico artists to complement the Lawrence poems that will be discussed.


Steven P. Schneider is Professor of Creative Writing and Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he founded the MFA program in Creative Writing.  This talk will be on Monday evening, July 13th,  after dinner.