Submissions to The
Conradian should follow the style
conventions of the current issue of the journal. As a general rule,
submissions should conform to the most recent edition of The
Chicago Manual of Style, to which
the journal makes some modifications. Questions related to usage
should refer to Fowler's Modern
Punctuation and Spelling
The journal uses the so-called "Oxford
comma" (thus, "A, B, and C" not "A, B and C")
and uses double inverted commas not single ones (thus, "Heart
of Darkness", not 'Heart of Darkness'). For citations, the
use of three spaced points indicate an ellipsis in the original
text; three unspaced points indicate an ellipsis introduced by the
Spelling should conform to The
Oxford English Dictionary except for cited material, which
should retain original spelling conventions. We do, however, use
-ize not -ise forms for verbs, as does Cambridge University Press
(thus, "realize," not "realise").
Numerals are to appear as follows throughout:
81-82 (not 81-2), 100-09 (not 100-9), 239-40 (not 239-240), and
references to dates should follow the standard Continental styling
of day/month/year: thus, 2 August 1900 (not the American form August
2, 1900), nor the increasingly popular 10th January.
Citing Standard Works
Citations from Conrad’s works are, unless
a textual crux is involved, are, for the sake of convenience, to
Dent’s Collected Edition (London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1946-55)
except for works published in The Cambridge Edition of the Works
of Joseph Conrad . (For an up-to-date list of these, see the
website of Cambridge University Press.)
When the title referred to is clear, it should
not be mentioned in the round brackets giving the page number. Thus,
"In Under Western Eyes, Conrad states ... (99)."
And, similarly, where references to the same title are made in proximity,
or the work is otherwise clear by reference to a well-known character
or by context, the title need not be repeated in the parenthetical
Letters are to be referenced to The
Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad, 9 vols., edited by Laurence
Davies et al. (Cambridge University Press, 1983-2007 ). Citations
to this work are to take the form CL0
000 and should appear in round brackets (parentheses) in the body
of the essay. Where correspondent and date need to be cited if not
in the essay itself, the form to be followed is as follow: (to H.
G. Wells, 6 January 1900, CL2
Neither Conrad's works nor The
Collected Letters are to appear in the "Works cited"
section since these editions are standard for all issues of the
journal and reference to them is made in the front matter of every
Citing Secondary Material
uses a "Works cited" format together with author-date-page
citations in the body of the essay. Footnotes, which should be kept
to a minimum, are to be reserved for short form references to works
listed in the "Works cited" section and for brief supplementary
Citations to secondary works in print in the
body of the essay or in footnotes should appear thus: Surname Year:
Page number. In the body of the essay this information should appear
in round brackets: (Surname 2011: 000). Consult the MLA
Style Guide on citing on-line sources or other non-print
Emphases added in citations
should take the form "emphasis added" (not "my italics"),
and this should be used sparingly.
Quotations should be formulated
in such as way as to avoid unsightly square brackets: thus, for
example: "He said that the book 'glowed with intelligence'
rather than "He said that '[t]he book glowed with intelligence.'"
References to material online
in the Works cited section should provide the name of the website
(where given) and the author (if any), the URL (in the following
format: <www.josephconradsociety.org>), and the date accessed
(e.g., Accessed: August 2000).
The font should be Garamond 14 bold for the
title, 12 for name and affiliation, and 11 for the main body of
the text, which should be fully justified, and Garamond 10 for footnotes,
which should likewise be justifed. A single space (not a double
space) is to follow a full stop.
Punctuation should occur inside double inverted
commas (thus: he said." not he said".). Colons
and semi-colons go after doubled inverted commas and question marks
and exclamation points go before if they are part of the quoted
material and after if they are not. For further detail, see The
Chicago Manual of Style.
The styling of the title and author’s
name and affiliation should follow the format conventions in the
current issue of the journal.
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Queries about formatting should be addressed
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