D.H. Lawrence Society of North America

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Conferences & Calls

Please contact the webmaster with info on upcoming Lawrence related conferences, panels, and calls for papers.  Your assistance is appreciated in helping to keep these notices up-to-date.  Past MLA Lawrence session paper titles are now archived on our website as well as information regarding past International Lawrence Conferences.




Call for Papers

South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Birmingham, AL, 2018

Lawrence and the Art of Antagonism


The D.H. Lawrence Society of North American solicits proposals for a panel on "Lawrence and the Art of Antagonism" at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference in Birmingham, Alabama on November 2-4, 2018. 

Please send a 200-word abstracts, a brief biographical statement (including academic affiliation and contact information) by May 15 to: Adam Parkes, University of Georgia, at



Call for Papers

Modern Language Association Chicago 2019

Lawrence, Labor, Work


Lawrence’s relationship to work may be considered biographically, historically, textually. Lawrence on social change, the 1% now and then, post-jobs society.

Send proposals with short cv by March 15, 2018 to

Nanette Norris:




​Saturday, April 14, 2018



The D.H. Lawrence Society of North America is organizing a virtual conference for graduate students, on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Abstracts are welcome on any topic in D.H. Lawrence studies, including any aspect of his poetry, prose, essays, his circle, modernism, and WWI. We especially welcome papers on Lawrence and the 1920s or Lawrence and New Mexico, in anticipation of the next International D.H. Lawrence conference, which will be held in New Mexico in 2020.

The online conference will be held using the Zoom meeting platform and, although virtual, the conference will follow the format of traditional in-person meetings. Each session will be led by a Chair and will have a respondent, a senior Lawrence scholar who will give constructive comments on the papers. Our aim is to enable as many students as possible to participate without budgetary pressures.

Abstracts should be submitted by December 15, 2017, to Nanette Norris ( Acceptances will be sent by January 15, 2018. There is no conference fee but membership is required for presenters (student rate $10 USD).