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?

News & Conference Announcements


*  SAMLA CFP:  D.H. Lawrence:  Elitist?  Proposed papers in response to this call must provide an abstract of 200 words and a short cv. The deadline for submission of proposals is June 1, 2024. They are to be sent to Professor Robert L. Caserio at  For More information see Conference page.

The next Happy Hour Zoom Meeting takes place Tuesday, April 30th at 12:00pm EDT (New York) / 5:00pm BST (London) and features our own Julianne Newmark, whose talk is titled, “United States Nativism and Mexican Indigenismo:  Transborder Reactions in and about D.H. Lawrence.” For more info see the  Happy Hour Zoom page.

* Call for Papers for the 16th International D.H. Lawrence Conference:  Lawrence in Mexico:  Travel, Translation, and Transcultural Representation.  Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, August 11-15, 2025.  Send an abstract in English or Spanish of 250-300 words to Prof. Adam Parkes (University of Georgia, USA) at aparkes@uga.eduDeadline:  June 15, 2024.  For More Info

* Graduate Student Virtual Conference in DHL Studies (via Zoom):  "Lawrence & Ecology," (Sat. May 18, 2024).  Abstracts to be sent to Benjamin Hagen by March 30.  No conference fee but DHLSNA membership is required to present.  For more info see Conference page.

*  Deadline submission for the 2025 MLA in New Orleans has been extended to March 31, 2024.  See Conference page for more info.  It is not too late to submit an abstract!

*  The New Year brings on the Membership Renewal Period.  Please check the Roster page to see if your membership is lapsing.  Dues can be paid from the Join page.

Volunteer needed to co-ordinate the DHL panel for the 2024 SAMLA Conference. 
Your duties would be to come up with a topic for the panel (the conference theme will be Seen and Unseen, but our topic need not link to that theme), send out a cfp, collect the submitted abstracts, and put the panel together. You may also want to chair the panel at the conference, but that is not necessary, as Adam Parkes, now the SAMLA Past President, has offered to do that.  

The 2024 SAMLA Conference will be in Jacksonville, FLA, November 15-17, 2024. Anyone interested in doing the 2024 SAMLA panel please contact:  Ron Granofsky at
*  Mark your calendars for August 11-15, 2025, for our International D. H. Lawrence Conference in Mexico City, sponsored by the CCILC and the DHLSNA!

*  Call for Papers:  37th International Lawrence Conference (Paris Nanterre, April 25-27, 2024): Deadline for proposals is Nov. 10.  More info posted.

* MLA 2024 in Philadelphia, PA (Jan 4-7, 2024):  "DHL and Affect/ Emotions/ Feelings"  For more info see the Conference page.  Also includes info on a proposed Joint Panel:  "Joys and Sorrows of Attachment:  Dickens and Lawrence"

* Web-Update:  The D.H. Lawrence Review website has gotten a modern makeover created by its new webmaster, Jeff Brackett (retaining its same web address:


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

Happy Hour Zoom, CCILC, DHLR, & Training Manual

We have several new webpages including information regarding our Series of Happy Hour Zoom presentations, the Co-ordinating Committee for International Lawrence Conferences (CCILC), a link to the DHLR website, and an Officers Training Manual (a work-in-progress) 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 DHLSNA 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 2019 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."

*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)