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Second International Doris Lessing ConferenceMembership of the Doris Lessing Society brings you into a friendly and supportive international community of Lessing scholars. If you so choose, your profile will be posted on our website so that colleagues in the field can contact you about topics of mutual interest or possible publication projects. You will receive one issue of Doris Lessing Studies per academic year as well as regular updates and CFPs emailed to you via the membership listserv. The Executive also strives to negotiate special discounts for members on books in the field. You must be a member to present a paper at an MLA session or to publish an article in Doris Lessing Studies. All membership dues are put back into the Society which is run entirely by volunteers. Your membership dues are crucial for us to be able to self-publish the journal and provide members with conferences and special events. We greatly appreciate your support!

To join us please fill in the following form and send your membership fee by mailing your fee to the Treasurer of the Doris Lessing Society (indicated below).

Checking the box “Include me in the directory” indicates your permission to have your name, email address, scholarly affiliations and brief bio (if you choose to submit one) displayed in the “Current members” list on this site. We will not display your mailing address or phone number. If you do not wish to be listed at all in the directory, leave the box empty. If you would like your name to be listed in the directory, but do not want to include any other information, please tell us what information you would like to keep private using the “Directory preferences” box at the end of this form.


Annual membership fee: $25.00
Institutional subscription fee: $25.00

Membership dues are to be paid in American funds. Make cheques or international money orders payable to the Doris Lessing Society.

Our current Treasurer:

Dr. Alice Ridout
Algoma University
1520 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
P6A 2G4

You can also choose to subscribe for membership via PayPal. A small processing fee of $1.25 will be added. You do not need to create a PayPal account to use the service; you can choose “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” and checkout as a “guest.”