15th International D.H. Lawrence Conference, 
NEW DATE: July 17-22, 2022, Taos, New Mexico

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"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). This talk will take place on Sunday evening, July 12th, at the Sagebrush Conference Centre. 


“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. All welcome!

4th Annual D.H. Lawrence Lecture:
World Premiere of D.H. Lawrence’s unfinished play, “Altitude” – A Public Program

 Made possible, in part, by generous funding from the New Mexico Humanities Council


"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. 

This is a public performance and talk - all welcome!



"Solar Copulation and Spiral Rhythm: Verga, Burrow, Mailer, and the Courage of Desire in D.H. Lawrence’s 'Sun' "

Peter Balbert is Professor of English at Trinity University, where he formerly served for sixteen years as Department Chair. He is the author of D. H. Lawrence and the Marriage Matrix, D. H. Lawrence and the Phallic Imagination, D. H. Lawrence and the Psychology of Rhythm, and the co-editor of D. H. Lawrence: A Centenary Consideration. He has published more than fifty articles on modern and contemporary fiction and on university administration, and he has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities, and as Associate Editor of Planning for Higher Education.


HARRY T. MOORE AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT In and Encouragement Of Lawrence Studies



“The Critics and the Scholars, or, ‘What Difference Will the Cambridge Editions Make Anyway?’ (1988)” 


Paul Eggert is an editor of Lawrence and a theorist of the editorial act. In his recent criticism of Lawrence he has been endeavouring to establish book-historical and genetic orientations. 

He read for his PhD in that then-Lawrentian hothouse, the University of Kent at Canterbury (1981), subsequently editing The Boy in the Bush (1990) and Twilight in Italy (1994) for the Cambridge Works series. Much later came his co-editing of Joseph Conrad’s Under Western Eyes in Cambridge’s counterpart series (2013), after having spent much of the 1990s and early 2000s general editing the Academy Editions of Australian Literature.

   His latest work is The Work and the Reader in Literary Studies: Scholarly Editing and Book History (Cambridge University Press, 2019), which has a chapter on Lawrence and Conrad. It followed Biography of a Book: Henry Lawson’s ‘While the Billy Boils’ (Pennsylvania State University Press and Sydney University Press, 2013), and the book he is most widely known for, Securing the Past (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

   Over the years he has published many book chapters and articles on Lawrence in a range of journals and collections. He is a prominent commentator on the Cambridge Edition of Lawrence. He also, with John Worthen, co-edited the collection Lawrence and Comedy in 1996.

He spent the last four years of his career as the Martin J. Svaglic Endowed Chair in Textual Studies at Loyola University Chicago. This followed thirty years at the University of New South Wales, Canberra. He is now Professor Emeritus from both universities and a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. 

This talk will take place on Thursday, July 11, from 3:30 - 5:00 pm, at the Sagebrush Conference Centre.     


"Sidney Nolan and Arthur Boyd: Lawrence’s Afterlife among Australian Painters

Christopher Pollnitz is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia, and has edited all three volumes of D. H. Lawrence’s Poems (2013, 2018) for the Cambridge University Press edition of Lawrence’s Works. He has published on Australian poets and verse novelists, including Judith Wright, Les Murray, Peter Porter, John Scott and Alan Wearne, and on the Singaporean poet, Kim Cheng Boey. His first article on Lawrence came out in 1981; he gave a 2011 keynote address to the D. H. Lawrence Society of North America’s conference in Sydney; in 2016, he wrote about discoveries made since Volumes I and II of The Poems appeared in 2013 in special number of the D. H. Lawrence Review. His most recent research has been into the impact of Lawrence’s writing on twentieth-century Australian artists, like Sidney Nolan and Arthur Boyd.

This talk will take place on Thursday, July 11, from 3:30 - 5:00 pm, at the Sagebrush Conference Centre.  



"Lawrence at the Cross-Roads"

Holly Laird, Frances W. O’Hornett Chair of Literature, has authored Self and Sequence: The Poetry of D. H. Lawrence, and Women Coauthors, a study of collaborative writing from the Victorian period to 1999, along with numerous essays on Victorian and modern literature, theory, and culture. She guest-edited a special issue on «The Poetry of D. H. Lawrence» for the D. H. Lawrence Review in 2016, and is co-editing with Sue Reid a special issue of articles grounded in the Cambridge University Press volume of D. H. Lawrence’s unpublished poems. Her editing projects include volume 7, 1880-1920, in Palgrave’s book series on The History of British Women's Writing; and she is Co-Lead for Transcription of the Michael Field Diaries online.  She served as editor of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, from 1988 to 2008, and in 2018 became the U.S. Co-editor of Contemporary Women’s Writing.

This talk will take place on Tuesday, July 14, from 1:30 -2:45, at the Sagebrush Conference Centre.


'"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, at the Sagebrush Conference Centre.


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, at the Sagebrush Conference Centre.


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, at the Sagebrush Conference Centre. 


"The D. H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum and the significance of spaces"

This talk will be on Thursday, July 16th, at noon, at the Sagebrush Conference Centre.



"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, at the Sagebrush Conference Centre.