Academic journal article D.H. Lawrence Review

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Academic journal article D.H. Lawrence Review

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Since the Twelfth International D. H. Lawrence Conference was held this year in Sydney, it is satisfying that we have in this issue two articles on Lawrence and Australia; one of these, by Paul Eggert, was the conference's Mark Spilka Lecture. Two other articles, by Judith Ruderman and Howard Booth, come from the Eleventh International Conference held four years ago in Eastwood; these have since been revised and updated. Coincidentally, all papers in this issue review Lawrence in terms of particular theories or in relation to the works of other writers. The article by Ruderman focuses on Lawrence's tuberculosis in light of Susan Sontag's ideas on illness, while Eggert sees links between Lawrence and Henry Lawson, and Booth looks at Lawrence's response to William Morris. Cheryl Hindrichs examines Lawrence's use of Australia through the lens of landscape theory, while Margret Gunnarsdottir-Campion relates St Mawr to the ideas of Emmanuel Levinas and Eggert indulges in considerations of Book History. Our contributors are truly international: two come from the United States, and one each from Australia, England, and Sweden (originally from Iceland). We also have the usual rich mix of reviews of Lawrence-related books, carefully edited by Ron Granofsky. …

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