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Sons & Lovers: The Centenary Conference

Keynote Speakers: Maria DiBattista and Colm Tóibín

Tuesday, 24 Sep. 2013 @ The Segal Theater, Graduate Center, CUNY

This day-long conference celebrates the centenary publication of D. H. Lawrence’s ground-breaking novel Sons and Lovers (1913). A masterpiece of modernist fiction, arguably the greatest British novel of working-class life published in the twentieth century, a bold meditation on fraught familial relations, an erotically charged bildungsroman, denounced on publication as “decadent,” hailed by Virginia Woolf for its author’s “curious and exciting power of highlighting the heat of life,” Sons and Lovers remains enduringly vital. This conference brings together prominent scholars, critics, and writers from Britain and the United States to explore Lawrence’s uniquely powerful achievement.

A poster for a theatrical adaptation of Lawrence's novel. Find more images inspired by the novel and the first page of the manuscript on the gallery page.
A poster for a 2002 British theatrical adaptation of Sons and Lovers. Find more images inspired by the novel and the first page of the manuscript in the Sons & Lovers Gallery .

The Graduate Center, CUNY

Picture of Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

This conference is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Graduate Center Public Programs, the Center for the Humanities, The and the Ph.D. Program in English, The CUNY Graduate Center

Lawrence in 1913 Lawrence 1913, the year Sons and Lovers was published

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