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?

Election Results

Voting closes Dec. 31st.  Election results will be posted soon on the Officers page.

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.  

Conference Announcements

The 14th International D.H. Lawrence Conference (JULY 3-8, 2017)  Deadline extended to Dec. 31!
Conference Website & Updated Conference file available.

* 2018 MLA Conference  Calls for Papers on the Theme:   "Dangerous Charisma."


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.  

The D.H. Lawrence Ranch
Preservation Project

The Taos Community Foundation has produced a flyer (Help Re-Open the D.H. Lawrence Ranch) to raise money for the goal of preserving and making the ranch available to the general public again.  (It's been closed since 2008)

Newsletter Archive Now 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)


An important fund drive is underway in Taos to raise vitally needed funds for the preservation of the ranch buildings.  DHLSNA submitted the successful nomination of the Lawrence Ranch to the National Register of Historic Places, and we continue to follow and support such activities for it.  Leaders in this initiative of the Taos Community Foundation include Art Bachrach (MobyDickens), Bob Atiyeh (Mable Dodge Luhan House), and Karen Young (MDL House).  In cooperation with the University of New Mexico. 

Contributions should be sent here:

        Taos Community Foundation
        P. O. Box 1925
        Taos, NM  87571
Checks should be designated somewhere for
"D. H. Lawrence Ranch Preservation Project." 

The Taos Community Foundation Fund Drive

  Help Re-Open the D.H. Lawrence Ranch (pdf)


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)