D.H. Lawrence Society of North America

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Officers, Financial Reports, ByLaws & Voting Information

Current Officers

Adam Parkes (University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia), President 

Nanette Norris (Royal Military College Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec), Past President
Ronald Granofsky (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario) President-Elect
Tonya Krouse (Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky), Secretary & Directory Editor
Julianne Newmark (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico), Listserv Moderator & Archivist/Social Media
Andrew Keese (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas) Treasurer
Tina Ferris (Diamond Bar, CA), Webmaster
Nanette Norris (Royal Military College Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu), Assistant Webmaster
Erin K. Johns Speese (Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Newsletter Editor

See Bios and Job Descriptions


Members of the Executive Committee

Elected 2020-2022
Feroza Jussawalla (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Katherine Toy Miller (Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas)
Marina Ragachewskaya (Minsk State Linguistic University, Belarus)

Elected 2021-2023

Benjamin Hagen (University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota)
Theresa Mae Thompson (Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia)

Bill Haller (Taos, New Mexico)


Susan Reid

See Bios and Job Descriptions


International Conference Executive Directors

Co-Directors of the 15th International D.H. Lawrence Conference (Taos, NM in 2021)

Holly Laird and Nanette Norris

Director of the 14th International Lawrence Conference (London, England in 2017)
Catherine Brown

Co-Directors of the 13th International Lawrence Conference (Gargnano, Italy in 2014)
Paul Poplawski, Simonetta de Filippis and Stefania Michelucci, Co-Executive Directors
Jill Franks, Academic Director

Co-Directors of the 12th International Lawrence Conference (Sydney, Australia in 2011)
Nancy Paxton and David Game 


Society Contact:

Adam Parkes, President

Dept. of English

Park Hall, Room 254
200 Baldwin Street
Athens, Georgia 30602-6205

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DHLSNA Business Reports

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See link at bottom of table for accountant approved Financial Report Template.)

Yearly Financial ReportsMLA/DHLSNA Business Meeting Minutes
2020 Financial Report - Prepared by Andrew Keese2020 Business Meeting Minutes
2019 Financial Report - Prepared by Andrew Keese & Nanette Norris2019 Business Meeting Minutes
2018 Financial Report - Prepared by Nanette Norris2018 Business Meeting Minutes
2017 Financial Report - Prepared by Nanette Norris2017 Business Meeting Minutes
2016 Financial Report - Prepared by Matthew Leone & Nanette Norris 2016 Business Meeting Minutes
2015 Financial Report - Prepared by Matthew Leone2015 Business Meeting Minutes
2014 Financial Report - Prepared by Joyce Wexler2014 Business Meeting Minutes
2013 Financial Report - Prepared by Joyce Wexler2013 Business Meeting Minutes
2012 Financial Report - Prepared by Joyce Wexler2012 Business Meeting Minutes
2011 Financial Report - Prepared by Joyce Wexler2011 Business Meeting Minutes
2010 Financial Report - Prepared by Carrie Rohman 
Financial Report Template



By-Laws and Articles of Organization of the DHLSNA*

(*Current and Past By-Laws must be displayed for Non-profit Status)


Voting Information (Coming in Dec. 2021)

*Note:  The election of the President-Elect, Archivist/Social Media Coordinator, Newsletter Editor, Assistant Webmaster, and Listserv Moderator will occur in even-numbered years, along with any Executive Committee Members whose terms have expired. The elections of the Treasurer/Directory Editor, Webmaster, and the Secretary will occur in odd-numbered years, along with any of Executive Committee Members whose terms have expired. If, however, an officer vacancy occurs in a staggered year, that position will simply be added to the immediately upcoming annual ballot, with the expectation that the elected official would attempt to serve a three-year term to re-establish the election schedule. 

(*Voting Slates will be added and deleted below, but the above Heading and note remain)

Proposed By-Law Amendments (2020-Now Ratified)



Current Officer Job Descriptions and Bios

  • Positions extend two years with the exception of the Vice President, who automatically becomes President at the end of two year's time. Some positions allow multiple terms. Nominations and short bios can be sent to the President.


Current DHLSNA Officers were elected
to the following positions:


The President is the chief executive officer of the Society and presides at all meetings of the Society and of the Executive Committee (electronic and otherwise), serves as liaison to the Modern Language Association and other professional organizations, co-chairs annual MLA sessions, represents the Society to the public and to CCILC, collaborates with the Webmaster on overall planning for (and coordinating of updates to) the Society website, and provides leadership for the Society in all of its activities.

Elected (2021-2023):

  • Adam Parkes is Professor of English at the University of Georgia, where he has taught since 1993.  Previously he studied at the University of Rochester (Ph.D, 1993) and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (B.A., 1988).  His publications include two books published by Oxford University Press, Modernism and the Theater of Censorship (1996), which features two chapters on Lawrence, and A Sense of Shock: The Impact of Impressionism on Modern British and Irish Writing (2011).  His current research considers representations of aristocracy in the works of various modern writers including Elizabeth Bowen, Aldous Huxley, and Lawrence.


Vice President (to become President on January 1, 2022)

The President-Elect, in addition to serving as requested by the President or by the Executive Committee, serves as Program Chair, issuing a call for papers and submitting timely proposals for DHLSNA annual sessions as an Allied Association of MLA.  The President-Elect shall also supply the Webmaster with time-sensitive information about upcoming MLA sessions and calls for papers.

Elected (2021-2023):

  • Ron Granofsky is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Trauma Novel (1995) and D. H. Lawrence and Survival (2003) as well as numerous articles or book chapters on Lawrence and other twentieth-century writers, the latest being the chapter “Class” in  D. H. Lawrence in Context, edited by Andrew Harrison (2018). He is currently working on a book-length study of Lawrence and Attachment. Beginning in 2008, Granofsky assumed the position of book review editor at the D. H. Lawrence Review, a tenure scheduled to come to a close January 1, 2021.


Past President

The Past President is responsible each year for soliciting nominations and conducting elections for Society officers and other positions on the Executive Committee and shall supply the Webmaster with election information and timely calls for nominations.  The Past President may serve in additional ways  as requested by the President or by the Executive Committee.

Elected (2021-2023):

  • Nanette Norris was formerly Associate Professor of English at Royal Military College Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Quebec, Canada). She is the author of Attack on All Fronts: The Culture of Twentieth-Century War (IDN, 2014), editor of Words for a Small Planet: Ecocritical Views (Lexington Books, 2013) and  Great War Modernism: Artistic Response in the Context of War, 1914-1918 (Fairleigh Dickinson, 2016). Her most recent article is "D.H. Lawrence's Georgic," JDHLS 5.1 (2018). She is co-organizer of the upcoming 15th International D.H. Lawrence Conference in Taos, New Mexico and Managing Editor of HAU Books.

Secretary and Directory Editor

The Secretary keeps minutes of all meetings of the Executive Committee, reports to the newsletter on the Society's panels at the Modern Language Association convention each year, and collaborates with the Webmaster to maintain both online and hardcopy archives of the activities of the history, activities, and decisions of the Executive Council and the membership.

Term:  Jan. 2021-Dec. 2023, renewable

  • Tonya Krouse is a Professor of English at Northern Kentucky University and serves as Core Faculty of the NKU Honors College.  She teaches courses in modern and contemporary British literature, literary criticism and theory, gender and sexuality in literature, and composition, as well as interdisciplinary courses in the Honors College. Her publications include articles on Doris Lessing and Virginia Woolf, as well as the book, The Opposite of Desire: Sex and Pleasure in the Modernist Novel (Lexington Books, 2009). She has also co-authored the textbook Introducing English Studies (2020), which targets courses introducing students to the major in English and offers a broad overview of the different fields of the discipline, including literary studies, cinema studies, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, and more. Her current scholarly book project is provisionally titled The Magnetism of D.H. Lawrence, and explores Lawrence’s vexed position in the twenty-first-century canon in relation to his ongoing influence on contemporary authors.



The Treasurer maintains the financial, banking, and membership records of the Society, sends out membership dues reminders via the listserv in December, oversees the PayPal/bank account that allows for payment of dues and conference registration fees online, issues checks and deposits funds on behalf of the Society, and provides a one-page summary financial statement for the Executive Committee upon request (minimally once a year at the business meeting at MLA). The Treasurer ensures that the Society's non-profit tax-exempt status (501c) is maintained by filing a short tax return each April and supplying the Webmaster with an electronic copy of this return, along with the annual financial statement, to be posted on the Society's website.  The Treasurer shall, with Society-funded assistance if necessary, maintain and regularly back-up an accurate database of members, with the membership status of each; twice a year (January and July) the Treasurer will send a current electronic print-out of this directory to the Webmaster for posting in the members-only section of the Society’s website.

Elected (2021-2023, renewable):

  • Andrew Keese is an instructor at Texas Tech University. He has written two book chapters on Lawrence, including “Hybridity and the Postcolonial Solution in D. H. Lawrence’s The Plumed Serpent,” which appeared in D. H. Lawrence: New Theoretical Perspectives and Cultural Translation in 2016, and “Engineering Away Humanity: Lawrence on Technology and Mental Consciousness in Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Pansies,” which will appear in D. H. Lawrence and Technology in 2019. He also wrote “Pansies: Lawrence’s Search for the Animal Other in Humans” that was published in D. H. Lawrence Studies in 2012. For the past three years, Keese has written annual reviews on new Lawrence scholarship for Year’s Work in English Studies and has also written reviews for the Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies and D. H. Lawrence Review. He has also served as an academic advisor for an entry on Mabel Dodge Luhan that appeared in a volume of Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.


Newsletter Editor

The Newsletter Editor is responsible for collecting information and then publishing and distributing a newsletter to all members of the Society at least two times a year.  The newsletter will be distributed electronically via email to members thus reducing waste and Society expense.  Starting in 2011, Society members who require a hardcopy of the newsletter will need to pay a small surcharge for postage and printing.  After one year of publication, each newsletter will be added online to the continuous archive of past newsletters. The Newsletter Editor shall maintain past and current issues of the Newsletter online and notify the Webmaster when new issues have been posted.

Elected (2021-2023, renewable):

  • Erin K. Johns Speese is currently a Teaching Assistant Professor at Duquesne University where she mostly teaches courses in composition and rhetoric.  She is the author of Gender and the Intersubjective Sublime in Faulkner, Forster, Lawrence, and Woolf and is currently working on her second book, Writing the Body Invisible: Feminism, Fashion, Embodiment, and Public Intellectuals.  She has previously served as an Executive Committee Member and Secretary of the DHLSNA.



The Webmaster maintains the Society’s webpages under the direction of the President.  The Webmaster (along with the Treasurer) will ensure that the domain name “” or “” is renewed when necessary and will maintain and update the DHLSNA website as needed including the following: bios of current officers/Executive Committee; a roster of current members; nomination and election announcements; online forms for membership dues payment; organizational  information required by the IRS (such as current by-laws, an approved application for tax-exempt status, the annual tax return, and the most recent financial report); history pages; calls for papers on Lawrence, as well as information on upcoming Lawrence sessions at MLA and Lawrence conferences; award pages; an online, password-protected directory of current Society members (to be supplied twice yearly by the Treasurer, but cross-checked by the Webmaster against the online roster); the two most recent Society newsletters and links to the public Society newsletter archive; and a memorial list of past members, as well as such other links/pages of interest to Lawrence scholars as the Society may deem useful. The Webmaster depends on other Society officers to keep the website current and accurate.


Elected (2021-2026):​ 
  • Tina Ferris, who currently lives in Southern California, earned a data processing certificate from Canal Zone College, Panama, CZ, and an English degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (1983).  She was an active member and co-moderator of the Rananim Society email discussion listserve from 1997-2018 and has published several poems in the DHLR and DHLSNA Newsletter.  She is coauthor, with Dr. Virginia Hyde (WSU), of the successful National Historic Register nomination for the D.H. Lawrence Ranch near Taos, NM (1998-2004). In 2005 she presented a paper at the 10th International Lawrence Conference (Santa Fe, NM), that was later published as "'White Wonderful Demons':  Lawrence and the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration" in "Terra Incognita":  D.H. Lawrence at the Frontiers (2010) and abridged in Shackleton's James Caird Society Journal (No. 3, 2007).  Other essays include:  "D.H. Lawrence and 'The Machine Incarnate':  Robots Among the 'Nettles'" in D.H. Lawrence, Technology, and Modernity (2019) and "'Surgeon Me Sound':  Playing Doctor Under the Yew Tree" in an upcoming issue of JDHLS.  She designed and became webmaster of the DHLSNA website in 2010 and assisted with e-registrations and webpages for both the 2011 Australia and 2014 Gargnano International Lawrence Conferences.


Assistant Webmaster  

Elected (2021-2026):

  • Nanette Norris was formerly Associate Professor of English at Royal Military College Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Quebec, Canada). She is the author of Attack on All Fronts: The Culture of Twentieth-Century War (IDN, 2014), editor of Words for a Small Planet: Ecocritical Views (Lexington Books, 2013) and  Great War Modernism: Artistic Response in the Context of War, 1914-1918 (Fairleigh Dickinson, 2016). Her most recent article is "D.H. Lawrence's Georgic," JDHLS 5.1 (2018). She is co-organizer of the upcoming 15th International D.H. Lawrence Conference in Taos, New Mexico and Managing Editor of HAU Books.


Newsletter Archivist/Social Media & Listserv Moderator 

The Society Archivist maintains the online Archive of past newsletters, posting each newsletter to the archive when it is one year old and the relevant subsequent newsletter (the Fall or Spring issue) has been distributed to members electronically.  The Archivist will notify the Webmaster as soon as each issue is posted so members can be alerted to new additions to the online archive.  If users of the archive encounter problems (a missing page or issue, pages posted upside-down, mislabeled items, difficulty opening a file), they should email the Society Archivist directly for assistance. The Listserv Moderator will oversee the Society’s listserv, collaborating with the Treasurer/Directory Editor to maintain the current and accurate email list of members necessary for electronic elections and for newsletter distribution.  The Listserv Moderator will also guarantee that the incoming, outgoing, and current President of the DHLSNA will have full posting rights to the listserv; will consult with the President about any posts being approved; will discard spam posts from non-members; and will consult with the current President about any changes to automatic messages sent out from the listserv to new, renewing, or non-renewing members.

Elected (2020-2025):

  • Julianne Newmark teaches at the University of New Mexico and has been an Officer of the DHLSNA since 2005. She has written many articles and book chapters focussing on D. H. Lawrence's New Mexico and Mexico writings. Her second book project, "Reports of Agency: Retrieving Indigenous Professional Communication in Dawes Era Indian Bureau Documents,” is underway. Her 2015 book The Pluralist Imagination from East to West in American Literature was published by University of Nebraska Press and featured a chapter of Lawrence and Willa Cather. Newmark is also the Editor-in-Chief of Xchanges, a Writing Studies ejournal.


Executive Committee Members  


  • Feroza Jussawalla (2020-2022) is a Full Professor of English at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She has taught at the Universities of Texas at El Paso, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is currently at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has co-taught 1) an NEH funded Summer Seminar and 2) an Institute on Postcolonial Literatures at SOAS in London. She is the author of Family Quarrels: Towards a Criticism of Indian Writing in English (Berne/New York: Peter Lang, 1985), the editor with Reed Way Dasenbrock of Interviews with Writers of the Post‑Colonial World (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1992), and sole editor of Conversations with V. S. Naipaul (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1996), which was translated into French with additional material as Pour en finir avec vos mensonges: Sir Vidia en conversation (Paris: Éditions du Roche, 2002). Her most recent edited collection is Emerging South Asian Women Writers: Essays and Interview, with Deborah Weagel  (Berne/New York: Peter Lang, 2017). Her collection of poetry is Chiffon Saris (Calcutta: Writers Workshop & Toronto: Toronto South Asian Review Publications, 2003). She has presented on Lawrence regularly since the International D.H. Lawrence conference in Australia. Her article on Lawrence is “Transnational, Postcolonial D.H. Lawrence: Colonizer, Colonialist or Assimilationist?” In Simonetta de Fillipis, ed., D.H. Lawrence: New Critical Perspectives and Cultural Translation, U.K.: Cambridge Scholars, 2016.
  • Katherine Toy Miller (2020-2022) has an M.F.A. in creative writing (fiction) from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in English (creative writing-fiction) from Florida State University. She publishes and presents scholarly work on D. H. Lawrence, Aldous Huxley, and Georgia O’Keeffe who all spent time in Taos, New Mexico, her permanent residence. She is writing a book on Georgia O'Keeffe's painting of The Lawrence Tree.
  • Marina Ragachewskaya (2020-2022) is a Professor at the World Literature department at Minsk State Linguistic University, Belarus. She has published widely on D.H. Lawrence, psychoanalytic literary studies and contemporary British writers (about 150 articles in English, Russian and Belarusian). Her recent books are Desire for Love: The Secret Longings of the Human Heart in D.H. Lawrence’s Works (CSP, 2012), Psychoanalysis in Fiction: David Herbert Lawrence – in Russian (Minsk, MSLU, 2013) and New Forms of Psychologism in the 20th-century British Novel – in Russian (Minsk, Novoye Znaniye, 2015). Dr Ragachewskaya completed her Post-PHD habilitation thesis in 2018, and was awarded the Habilitated Doctor degree. Her academic interests include fiction interpretation, psychoanalysis and literature, modernism and postmodernism, poetry interpretation and translation.
  • Benjamin Hagen (2021-2023) is Assistant Professor of English at the University of South Dakota, where he teaches courses in the history of criticism and theory and literary modernism. He is the author of The Sensuous Pedagogies of Virginia Woolf and D.H. Lawrence (Clemson UP, 2020), and his research on Wallace Stevens appears in Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) and Age, Culture, Humanities (2019). On 1 January 2021, he begins his term as President of the International Virginia Woolf Society. He is also the organizer of the upcoming 30th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf.
  • Theresa Mae Thompson (2021-2023) is professor of British Literature and Literary Theory at Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia. Her most recent article, "The Mystic Text: Living Space in D. H. Lawrence's Sketches of Etruscan Places," appeared in the DHLR double edition 2017--which made it to print in 2019. She also provided chapters for collected essays, including MLA Teaching Approaches to D. H. Lawrence, edited by Betsy Sargent and Gary Watson, and Windows to the Sun, edited by Virginia Hyde and Keith Sagar. She has presented at the International D. H. Lawrence Conference, Université Paris Nanterre, every year since 2016. She also has presented papers on Lawrence at the International MLA Conference, and multiple International Lawrence Conferences, among them Gargnano, Italy; Eastwood, England, and Taos, New Mexico. 
  • Bill Haller (2021-2023) is President of the Friends of D. H. Lawrence, in Taos, New Mexico. The Friends of D. H. Lawrence is a non-profit, educational and cultural organization dedicated to fostering the rich heritage of creativity left by Frieda and D. H. Lawrence, including the preservation and renovation of the D. H. Lawrence Ranch. Lawrence's writing touched Bill deeply while a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana, Africa and it compelled him to move to Taos, NM. He is an independent scholar. Bill has conducted numerous docent tours of the D. H. Lawrence Ranch for the public over the last ten years, including for Lawrence’s relatives, UNM classes, BBC productions, Russian dignitaries, the renowned poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and other interested authors and visitors. It is Bill’s passion and goal to have the D. H. Lawrence Ranch open to the public on a permanent basis. He has been a member of the DHLSNA since 2002.