The organizers of the conference on the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Gravity's Rainbow regret to announce that they have cancelled their original plans for sessions in London and Germany during July–August 1993. Several factors led to this unhappy decision: six months of soliciting for funding, both in the US and abroad, yielded no results and very little encouragement; attempts to identify a significant number of European scholars as participants failed; the current recession and the sharp slump in the dollar made planning to attend a conference involving heavy travel expenses impossible for many scholars whose institutions are cutting support for research and travel. In short, mounting a London/Germany conference out of reach for many colleagues, especially younger ones whose presence and contributions would be crucial, hardly seemed to serve the purposes of the author or readers of Gravity's Rainbow.
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Krafft, J. M. & Tölölyan, K. & Duyfhuizen, B., (1990) “Notes”, Pynchon Notes , p.175-176. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/pn.286