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Lawrence Durrell: a Writer at the Crossroads of Arts and Sciences

July 1st - 5th, 2008

Mis en ligne par : Corinne Alexandre-Garner , Murielle Philippe . Mise à jour: 12 June 2008.

ON MIRACLE GROUND. THE INTERNATIONAL LAWRENCE DURRELL CONFERENCE

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the
fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true arts and science."
Albert Einstein, "What I believe" 1930

The aim of this conference is to explore Lawrence Durrell’s universe at the crossroads of arts and science, but also to investigate the world of Paris between the wars as the artistic and intellectual magnet that drove so many artists to become expatriates.

The sessions will focus on the relationships between Durrell’s works and the aesthetic context as well as the development of scientific research. Contributions dealing with the Parisian intellectual and artistic crucible, the arts of politics, artistic intertextuality (drama, music, painting, philosophy), the scientific fabric (Durrell’s investigations into quantum theory and psychoanalysis) are particularly welcome. But other proposals -on wider fields will be examined as well.

CALL FOR PAPERS

On Miracle Ground XV

Université Paris X - Nanterre CREE (CREA EA 370)
and the International Lawrence Durrell Society

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true arts and science," Albert Einstein, "What I believe," 1930.

The aim of this conference is to explore Lawrence Durrell’s universe at the crossroads of arts and science, but also to investigate the world of Paris between the wars as the artistic and intellectual magnet that drove so many artists to become expatriates.

The sessions will focus on the relationships between Durrell’s works and the aesthetic context as well as the development of scientific research. Contributions dealing with the Parisian intellectual and artistic crucible, the arts of politics, artistic intertextuality (drama, music, painting, philosophy), the scientific fabric (Durrell’s investigations into quantum theory and psychoanalysis) are particularly welcome. But other proposals on wider fields will be examined as well.

Submissions for papers including a 250-word abstract, a short biography, and possibly a bibliography, as well as any request for specific material (recorder, videoprojector or other) should be sent by March 15th, 2008 to: Durrellconference2008@u-paris10.fr

Postal submissions:
Corinne Alexandre-Garner
UFR d’études anglo-américaines
Université Paris X - E101
200, avenue de la République
92001 Nanterre Cedex

A selection of the best papers will be published by the Presses Universitaires de Paris X in the year following the conference.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

ON MIRACLE GROUND XV - JULY 1st-5th 2008 - UNIVERSITE PARIS X-NANTERRE - PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

Plenary sessions and workshops will take place in the morning from 9h to 13h and will be followed by lunch and relevant cultural events in Paris in the afternoon.

WORK SESSIONS 9h - 13h

Tuesday, July 1st 2007
- 9h-10.h.30 Suggested topic: The Arts of politics
- 10h30-11h Coffee break
- 11h- Guest of honour : Penelope Durrell-Hope
- 12h- 13h30 The Villat Seurat Circle
- 13h30-14h30 Lunch
- 19h Performance of Sappho ( Espace Reverdy, Bâtiment L, 1er étage)
- 20h30 Welcoming cocktail with the actors

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2007
- 9h Suggested topic: Writers at the crossroads
- 10h30-11h Coffee break
- 11h-12h30 The Durrell archives in Europe

- 13h30pm-14h30pm Lunch
- 14h30 Frédéric-Jacques Temple presenting his film on Durrell

Thursday, July 3rd 2007
- 9h Workshop1 : Reassessing the Quartet

Workshop 2 : Reassessing the Quintet
- 10h30-11h Coffee break
- 11h-13h Suggested topic: Poetry and Music

- 13h30-14h30 Lunch
- 14h30-15h30 Musical creation: jazz "Swing between the lines" with Cristina Delume and Bernard Wystraëte.
- 15h30 Meeting of the International Lawrence Durrell Society

Friday, July 4th 2007
- 9h -10h30 Suggested topic: Science and fiction
- 10h30-11h Coffee break
- 11h-13h

- 14h Lunch at the Procope http://www.procope.com/

Saturday, July 5th 2007
"
"Ma Bohème"
One-day visit of Giverny
(Monet’s house and gardens)
http://www.fondation-monet.com/

EXCURSIONS

Tuesday, July 1st 2008 "Paris, a Moveable Feast"

Afternoon:

Guided tour through literary and artistic Paris.
Montparnasse,
Musée Zadkine,
Villa Seurat ,
Closerie des Lilas ,
Tea at the Coupole http://lacoupoleparis.com/

Evening

Performance of Sappho (free) followed by cocktail (espace Reverdy)

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008 "East, West"

Afternoon:Suggestions

Musée Guimet,
Institut du monde arabe,

Free evening (suggested :dinner at the Mosque or Le Souk ,1, rue Keller Paris XIème)

Thursday, July 3rd 2008 "Patrimony"

Afternoon:

- 14h30-15h30 Musical creation : jazz "Swing between the lines"

Suggestions:
Cité des Sciences at La Villette ,
The Géode

Free evening

Friday, July 4th 2008 "E= mc2"
Lunch at the Procope in Paris

Afternoon:Suggestions

Musée Musée d’Orsay :
Centre Georges Pompidou,
Thé chez Dame Tartine

Free evening

Saturday, July 5th 2008

"Ma Bohème"
One-day visit of Giverny
(Monet’s house and gardens)
http://www.fondation-monet.com/

Evening

Banquet: dinner-cruise on the Seine www.lecapitainefracasse.com

TRIP TO SOMMIERES

Suggested trip to the South of France - July 7th-9th 2008

Coordinator: Christiane Séris, President of the Association Lawrence Durrell in Languedoc

Monday, July 7th 2008

Trip from Paris to Avignon by train; arrival in Avignon by Monday evening; visit of Avignon during the day for earlycomers; night in a hotel in Avignon.

Tuesday, July 8th 2008

Guided tour by coach including the Fontaine de Vaucluse, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, the Pont du Gard, Remoulins. Arrival in Sommières in the evening. Visit of the Lawrence Durrell Center. Cocktail of welcome at the town hall. Dinner at the Auberge du Pont Romain in Sommères. Night in Sommières.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Guided tour by coach including the Chapel of Saint-Julien de Salinelles, Saintes-Maries de la Mer, Aigues-Mortes, Arles. Arrival in Nîmes in the evening. Night in Nîmes.

This trip would cost approximately 600 euros.
Other details to be arranged according to the number of participants.

For us to organise the trip, all registrations must be final and paid for by March 20th.

More precise information and links to hotels and the Tourist Office of Sommières
http://www.tourisme.fr/office-de-tourisme/sommieres.htm

SOME HOTELS

L’Estelou **
Rte d’Aubais, Sommières, tél. 04.66.77.71.08, fax : 04 66 77 08 88, internet : http://hoteldelestelou.free.fr

AUBERGE DU PONT ROMAIN
avenue Emile Jamais 30250 Sommières, tél. 04.66.80.00.58, fax : 04 66 80 31 52, Courriel : aubergedupontromain@wanadoo.fr, internet : http://www.aubergedupontromain.com

Hôtel «La Villa Vicha»
810 Chemin de Cardione, 30250 Aubais., tél. 04 66 80 24 24, fax : 04 66 80 24 25, Courriel : contact@villavicha.com, internet : http://www.villavicha.com

LE GRAND JARDIN
5 Rue des Narcisses, 30250 Aujargues, tél. 04.66.80.45.62, fax : 04 66 80 16 50., Courriel : legrandjardin2@wanadoo.fr

Appart’Résid’ Hôtel Saint Martin ***
4, Rte d’Aubais, 30111 Congénies, tél. 04 66 80 73 12, Courriel : didier.hericotte@wanadoo.fr, internet : http://www. residencesaintmartin.com

POETRY CONTEST

An international poetry contest on the theme of " crossroads / chemins croisés " has been launched on the occasion of the international Lawrence Durrell conference to be held at Nanterre University from 1st to 5 July 2008.

It is open to students, teachers and administrative employees.

Poems (maximum length: 1,000 characters, spaces included) must be submitted by March 1st 2008 to :
Véronique Maylin, bibliothèque Lawrence Durrell, E101
or (by e-mail) to: concourspoesie@u-paris10.fr

The winning poems, selected by a panel of international poets, will be read at the « Printemps des Poètes » (March 3rd-16th 2008) and published in the new Paris X collection "Chemins croisés".

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

ON MIRACLE GROUND XV
An International Conference
The International Lawrence Durrell Society
University Paris X
CREE - CREA EA 370

Lawrence Durrell: A Writer at the Crossroads of Arts and Sciences
July 1st-5th, 2008
Conference room, building B

Please note that this form must be sent to both :
Paul Lorenz paullorenz@sbcglobal.net (International Lawrence Durrell Society) and Véronique Maylin veronique.maylin@u-paris10.fr (Université Paris X Nanterre)

(please enter all names and titles as you want them to appear on badges)

Title:

Name:

Affiliation / University:

Mailing Address:

City: State/Province: Postal Code:

Country: E-mail:

Phone (and country code): Fax:

REGISTRATION FEES

You are a member of the International Lawrence Durrell Society: please contact Paul Lorenz: paullorenz@sbcglobal.net

Full conference package :
BEFORE 15 March 2008 $100 US

AFTER 15 March 2008 $140 US

Reduced conference fees for students.

The full registration package includes:
- registration to the four conference days (July 1st to July 4th)
- the performance of Sappho on Tuesday followed by a drink
- a 5-day « Paris Visit » transport pass
- welcome cocktail Tuesday 1st, 1pm
- lunches at Nanterre university Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd,
- gourmet coffee breaks on conference days
- musical creation:jazz "Swing between the lines"

Other events and excursions are available at an additional cost (see below).

If you would like to renew / begin your membership in the International Lawrence Durrell Society:
Student single membership is $10.00 a year.
Regular single membership is $15.00 a year.
Double membership (two people, one address) is $20.00 a year.

TOTAL (conference registration and membership): -----------------------------------------

Cancellations must be received 14 days prior to the start of the conference or participants will be charged an administrative fee of $30.
Mail this form and your check or money order in U.S. dollars payable to the International Lawrence Durrell Society to:
Paul Lorenz
International Lawrence Durrell Society
3201 S. Beech Street
Apt. #40
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

For other information concerning the conference,
please contact Véronique Maylin:
veronique.maylin@u-paris10.fr

ORGANISATION OF THE CONFERENCE

Plenary sessions and workshops will be organized every morning at Nanterre University (conference room, building B) from 8.30 to approximately 1.00 p.m. and will be followed by lunch and relevant cultural events in Paris in the afternoon.

LUNCH AT NANTERRE (wine included)

Welcome cocktail (Tuesday, July 1st 2008) :

Number of attendees=_________________

Lunch (Wednesday, July 2nd 2008):
Number of attendees=________________

Lunch (Thursday, July 3rd 2008):

Number of attendees=_________________

Student rate: 5 euros

EVENTS AND EXCURSIONS (optional)

The performance of Sappho and the welcome cocktail are free for conference participants.
Other events and excursions are available at an additional cost and are payable in euros to the Université of Paris X – Nanterre, Agent comptable (colloque Durrell) ligne 904 11 C483.
Participants are required to register for the following excursions and restaurant lunch and dinner, so that bookings can be made accordingly.

Guided walk through literary and artistic Paris ( in English) (Montparnasse, musée Zadkine, Villa Seurat, Closerie des Lilas) : Tuesday July 1st, 2008

Price : 8 euros

Number of participants=________________

Lunch at the Procope (on Friday July 4th 2008) to celebrate July 4th at the famous restaurant founded in 1689 where philosophers of the Enlightenment used to meet and where Benjamin Franklin drafted the American constitution (www.procope.com)

Price : 35 euros

Number of attendees=____________________

One-day visit of Giverny (Monet’s house and gardens) ; access by train and bus, or possibility to rent a bus from the conference hotels at an additional cost
http://www.fondation-monet.com/
Price : 5.5 euros (You will pay on the spot; not to be included in your payment to Université Paris 10- Nanterre)

Number of participants=___________________________

Groups (booking necessary)

Dinner-cruise on the Seine (Saturday July 5th 2008): a once in a lifetime experience
http://www.lecapitainefracasse.com/

Price : 50 euros (no alcohol)

69 euros (with cocktail, wine mineral water and coffee)

Number of participants and option=___________________________

TOTAL (events and excursions) : ----------------------------------------------------------------------
payable in euros to the Université of Paris X – Nanterre, Agent comptable (colloque Durrell) ligne 904 11 C483

Hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotels as early as possible. Please keep in mind that this will be a busy season.

SPONSORS
The conference is generously sponsored by the International Lawrence Durrell Society, Louisiana Tech University, and the University of Paris X Nanterre (the Department of English / UFR d’études anglo-américaines, the Ecole Doctorale Lettres , Langues, Spectacles and the CREA, Centre de Recherches des Etudes Anglophones) and the Centre de Ressources Langues.

CONTACT

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact:
Paul Lorenz: paullorenz@sbcglobal.net

Should you have any queries about the organisation of the conference itself, please contact:
Véronique Maylin: veronique.maylin@u-paris10.fr

For any questions, please write to vmaylin@u-paris10.fr

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