D.H. Lawrence Society of North America

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The DHLSNA is a non-profit academic organization interested in D.H. Lawrence and all his works--poetry, fiction, drama, essays, travel writing, literary criticism, painting, and letters; in scholarship on Lawrence; and in creative works inspired by him.  Anyone may join.
Unsure of your membership status?  Check the Roster.

What's New?


Conference Announcements

* Call for Papers: 34th INTERNATIONAL D. H. LAWRENCE CONFERENCE (March 26-28, 2020), Paris, Université Paris Nanterre: "D. H. Lawrence and the People"

Call for Papers: 15th International D.H. Lawrence Conference (July 12-17, 2020), Taos, New Mexico: "Lawrence's 1920s: North America and the 'Spirit of Place'"


Membership Renewal Time

It's that time of year again, and some may have noticed that we began late.  Because December is such a busy month and many are away on vacations, we believe that Jan-Feb works better as a Renewal window.  Please be advised that this also pushes back the date that the new Directory/Members-Only Password becomes effective.  The old password is still in effect until March 1st when it will roll over to the new password.  We will be sending out a reminder through the listserve a few days prior. We apologize for any confusion during the transition.

Memorial for Virginia Hyde

Dr. Virginia Hyde (WSU) passed away on Jan. 2, 2019 at the age of 80.  A Memorial page has been created to honor her friendships and accomplishments as we mourn her loss.  Her family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials in her name be forwarded to the DHLSNA. 


Book Review Contest

Terry Michels, the new interim editor of the "Newsletter," announces "a contest for people who buy or simply read Andrew Harrison's new book "Lawrence in Context." Write a review of one of the chapters. (You can't be it's author.) Keep it short. (Maximun 200-300 words +/-) We will print some of the submissions and announce the prize winner for the best review when the next DHLSNA newsletter goes to press. The prize will be a tee shirt my wife Merry made with a Phoenix rising out of the flames. So, hurry up and submit your entry! The contest closes on Halloween (+\-). Use my email.Good luck!

Terry Michels,

News from the D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives Fund

DHLSNA submitted the successful nomination of the Lawrence Ranch to the National Register of Historic Places and continues to support fundraising for the ranch's preservation.  Please read the following statement from the D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives and consider joining them in their efforts to preserve the D.H. Lawrence Ranch:
The purpose of the Ranch Initiatives is to preserve the legacy of novelist D.H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda Lawrence.  Widely considered one of the most important writers of the twentieth century, the British novelist owned only one piece of property in his lifetime, the 160-acre ranch located some fifteen miles outside of Taos, New Mexico, which was bequeathed to the University of New Mexico by Frieda Lawrence.  Fundamental to the mission of the D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives is preservation of the property and historic buildings.
The Ranch Initiatives program will seek to place the operation of the property on a firm financial basis and to restore and develop the site so that it can support educational, cultural, and research activities for students, faculty, and the greater New Mexico community.  This mission honors the directives of Frieda Lawrence's will, which stipulated that the property "be used for educational, cultural, charitable, and recreational purposes."
You can view a brochure with a fundraising plan here.
D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives fund takes you to the University of New Mexico Foundation giving page, or send a check to:
D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives Fund
Department of English
1 University of New Mexico
MSC03 2170
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

DHLSNA Website Gets a Facelift!
Membership Directory is back online & functioning!

The website was recently redesigned and updated to better display on a variety of screen sizes and to allow multiple officers to edit our ever growing number of webpages.  The old website is currently in the process of being shut down and will remain active through the end of this year with redirect links to this website.  The Directory reconstruction is now complete and is open to members.  

DHLR  Added to the Menu Bar

The D.H. Lawrence Review website is next on the agenda for getting a facelift. It was dropped from the host server for a few weeks but is back up now.  However, it may take a while before it shows up on search engines again.  In the meantime, I've added a link to our sister journal so that it will be easier to find.  


CCILC & Training Manual

We have several new webpages including information regarding the Co-ordinating Committee for International Lawrence Conferences (CCILC) and a soon to be written Officers Training Manual to help ease the transition between terms of office and to maintain continuity for our robust organization.  With all the duties being integrated through the website, it makes sense to facilitate the learning curve by providing procedural instruction, computer tips, and timelines for the various roles.  This will be an on-going project since we are still learning the simplest and most efficient means of running our organization electronically.  We hope that all our officers will contribute their experience to help guide their successors.  


Newsletter Archive Open
 to the Public!

The DHLSNA Newsletter Archive has been opened to the general public.  Created by our Newsletter editor, Julie Newmark, this handy reference contains back-issues dating from 1980 through last year.  The current year's issues will still be reserved for members only.  Links to the 2013 Newsletters are available in the Directory section after login.  For the latest issues, join today!

Website Additions

*   Some new website resources have been added to the Links page including the Salisbury House Blog "D.H. Lawrence:  A Manuscript Mystery."
*   On the History page, we now have a more detailed listing of papers presented at the annual MLA conference.

*Photo Request* for the International Lawrence Conferences in Sydney, Australia, and Gargnano, Italy

Please submit any digital photos from the conferences or excursions that you wish to share with our members to Tina Ferris.  They will be used to create a members-only Gallery page (coming soon) or for the newsletter.

12th International Lawrence Conference in Sydney, Australia (2011)

13th International Lawrence Conference in Gargnano, Italy (2014)


This turquoise horse was used as the logo for the Santa Fe International Lawrence Conference (2005), courtesy of David Barnes.

"Dear old Azure Horse, Turquoise Horse, Hobby Horse, Trogan Horse with a few scared heroes in your belly; Horse, laughing your Horse Laugh, you do actually ramp in with a bit of horse sense.  I'm all for horse sense, O Horsie!"--D.H.L.

(From "Dear Old Horse, A London Letter," in Mornings in Mexico and Other Essays, CUP, p. 137)