Conrad with Jean-Aubry

The 46th Annual International Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK)  5-7 July 2019

The Joseph Conrad Society (UK) 46th Annual International Conference will be held at two venues in London.

The sessions of 5 and 6 July 2019  will be held at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, TW1 4SX, the session of 7 July 2019 will be held at the University Women’s Club, 2 Audley Square, Mayfair, London W1K 1DB. 

For more information visit the Annual International Conference page here.

The Conference 2019 Booking Form is available on the Annual International Conference page here.

Call for Papers for the Conrad Panel at SAMLA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (USA) 8-10 November 2019

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia

‘Conrad and Power’: The panel organizers are especially interested in 15-20 minute papers on power in any aspect of Joseph Conrad’s life and works. Proposals addressing the broader elements of the conference theme or on any Conradian theme in multimedia contexts are also welcome.

By May 10, please submit an abstract of 350 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Professor Lissa Schneider-Rebozo, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, at

Secretary: Dr. Reena Thomas

For Conference Registration and Membership Renewal or Application see here  

'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.

For further details click here

Call for Papers for the 4th Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society of Japan 10 November 2019

Bukkyo University, Nijo Campus, Kyoto, Japan

The special theme for the 4th Conference is “Conrad in Japan: Crosscultural Encounters.” While all submissions related to Joseph Conrad are welcome, participants are especially encouraged to submit papers (of about 20 minutes) exploring the cultural intersection of Conrad and Japan.

The deadline for submission of abstracts (between 200-300 words in English, or 400 characters in Japanese) is 20 July 2019, and should be sent to the Chair, Kazumichi ENOKIDA

For more information, see here

Call for Papers: ‘Ford and Toulon: Biography, Culture and Environment in the 1920s and 1930s’ June 28-29, 2019

Université de Toulon, Ford Madox Ford Society

Proposals are invited for an international conference on ‘Ford and Toulon: biography, culture, and environment’ to be held at the Université de Toulon, France.

This conference will bring together scholars working on Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939), a major twentieth-century novelist, editor and cultural commentator. It forms part of a series of events celebrating writerly culture and experience in the city of Toulon, where Ford spent time in the 1920s and 1930s.

For more information, see here

Heart of Darkness — Touring theatre show, March, April, May 2019

Co-produced by Marche Teatro and Cast. Supported by Arts Council England, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University and Theatre by the Lake.

Following the popular and critically acclaimed adaptation of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, imitating the dog turn their attention to Joseph Conrad’s extraordinarily influential novella, Heart of Darkness.

This bold new staging of the Conrad classic is a visually rich, multi-layered work which fuses live performance with digital technology.

More information, including venues and dates, may be accessed here

Joseph Conrad Panel at the MLA Convention Seattle (USA) 9-12 January 2020

Conrad and the Senses

The sensory turn of the last decades marks a new direction in literary studies. Informing a wide range of paradigms from biopolitics to poststructuralism, new critical interest in the senses allows us to reconsider Conrad’s writing, to intervene in the commonplaces of traditional criticism, and to expand our investigation of the way in which the senses inform the stylistic and thematic aspects of his poetics. Any form of engagement with the significance and articulation of the senses is welcome. 

Please send 300 word abstracts by 20 March, 2019 to Yael Levin

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