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The 5th Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society of Japan

Date: 06 November 2021

Venue: Online via Zoom

Time: 16.00-22.00 Japan Standard Time (GMT+9)

The conference is free, but pre-registration is required, see the Conference Programme here

CFP: The 48th Annual International Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK) 9 - 11 September 2021

The Joseph Conrad Society (UK) 48th Annual International Conference will be held at the Università d’Annunzio, Chieti, Italy from 9 to 11 September 2021.

Postponed until 2022 due to continuing uncertainty about Covid and travel.

CFP: The Conradian - The Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK)

Special number of The Conradian on Conradian Narrative

Call for Papers here

Proposals and submissions should be sent to the guest editor,
Jeremy Hawthorn

Proposals deadline - 1 September 2021
Submissions deadline - 1 April 2022

CFP: The Conradian - The Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK)

Planetary Conrad

Call for Papers here

Please send proposals for essays in advance to Robert Hampson and Laurence Davies

Submission deadline - September 2021

CFP for the 2022 MLA Convention in Washington DC USA

Transnational-Transcultural Conrad

The organizers invite papers on all aspects of Conrad`s engagement with transnational or transcultural themes. Conrad`s works confront the challenges of transnationality on land or sea, not only through explorations of language, race, and ethnicity, but his characters` attempts to forge transcultural unity in the face of alterity.

Please send abstracts of up to 150 words on this or any other aspect of Conrad’s engagement with the theme to Dr. Mark Deggan at before 12 March 2021.

New Work on Conrad: Professor Robert Hampson

Professor Robert Hampson marked the publication of his monograph, Critical Lives: Joseph Conrad (Reaktion Books, 2020) with an address to the students of 5CL at Liceo Classico G. Carducci High School, Milan, on the relationship between Joseph Conrad’s biography and his novella “Heart of Darkness.”

Professor Hampson's presentation may be viewed on the Joseph Conrad Society (UK) official YouTube channel here

Transcription of Q&A session in English and Italian

With thanks to Ms. Belinda Giannessi, who organised the event, the Principal Mrs Francesca Bini, and the students of 5 CL at Liceo Classico G. Carducci High School.

Call for Papers - “Conrad’s Polish Footprints,” 7th International Joseph Conrad Conference Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin 20 - 24 June 2022

Please send a declaration of your intended participation in the conference (either with or without a contributed paper) to the Conference Secretary: Dr. Hab. Katarzyna Sokołowska

For more information see here

For conference website see here 

"Global Conrad" Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland (USA)  26 - 28 March 2021

The conference is now postponed due to reasons relating to the pandemic and campus availability. 

For more information, contact Brian Richardson or Peter Mallios

"Kent’s Remarkable Writers" Exhibition

The Marlowe Kit, Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NZ.  Telephone: 01227 78778

Open Saturdays 10am-5pm & Sundays 12pm-5pm - admission free

A free exhibition about the lives and works of Joseph Conrad, Christopher Marlowe, and Aphra Behn. Explore their connections to Canterbury and the very different worlds in which they lived, through objects and immersive activities (including the chance to dress-up as an Elizabethan actor and use a typewriter from Conrad’s time).

The exhibition’s collection includes historic items, and belongings from the personal collection of Joseph Conrad.

News Archives 2012 - 2021

Past notices of news and special events, as well as images and links to websites, may be accessed at the News Archives.


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