The Edinburgh Companion to D.H. Lawrence and the Arts

This book is under contract with Edinburgh University Press for delivery of the final typescript by 31st January 2020, and publication by the end of 2020.


It is part of the Edinburgh University Press series which follows the titular format X and the Arts (for example Virginia Woolf [2010], T.S. Eliot [2016], and The First World War [2017]). More broadly, the volume will belong to the series Edinburgh Companions to Literature and the Humanities. It will be 250,000 words long, and will contain thirty chapters concerning different aspects of D.H. Lawrence’s relationship to the arts written by different specialists in the relevant fields, including the editors, who will also introduce the volume.



Dr. Catherine Brown, New College of the Humanities, UK

Dr. Susan Reid, University of Northampton, UK


The Edinburgh Companion to D.H. Lawrence and the Arts has the dual aim of introducing Lawrence relevantly to today’s students, who may be largely unaware of the turbulent history of his reception, and of re-presenting him to experienced readers and scholars who are themselves part of that history. All will be offered a fresh and innovative exploration of Lawrence’s own freshness and innovativeness. Recent international publications suggest a growing interest in modernism and the arts, and an encouraging resurgence of publications on Lawrence in general have also exhibited particular interest in Lawrence and the arts.



Key Features

  • This will be the first comprehensive volume covering D.H. Lawrence’s diverse engagement across the arts..
  • Includes 30 specially commissioned chapters on D.H. Lawrence and the arts from well-established and emerging international scholars.
  • Builds a picture of Lawrence’s complexity and innovation across the arts, in reinvigorating ways that speak relevantly to the present.



D.H. Lawrence, philosophy, aesthetics, arts, modernism, literary theory