Conrad with Jean-Aubry



The 47th Annual International Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK)  25 to 27 August 2020

2pm to 4pm (BST) via Zoom Webinar (courtesy of St Mary’s University Twickenham, London)

The Joseph Conrad Society (UK) is delighted to announce a three-day virtual conference on all aspects of the life and works of Joseph Conrad. To accommodate our international membership, the conference will consist of one two-hour session per day, delivered via Zoom Webinar.

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to the Conference Secretary, Kim Salmons, at

Deadline: 3rd July 2020

For more information, see the Annual Conference page 

Joseph Conrad Panels at the MLA Convention Toronto (Canada)  7 to 10 January 2021

“Planetary Conrad” The Joseph Conrad Society of America welcomes papers  considering Conrad in new global, environmental, and cross-cultural intertextual contexts, or in relation to ideas of the planetary.

Please submit 300-word abstracts by 21 March 2020 to Mark Deggan or Peter Mallios

“Comparatism Now: Faulkner and Conrad” The Joseph Conrad Society of America and the William Faulkner Society invite papers exploring any interconnections between Conrad and Faulkner, as well as different modes and strategies of comparison imaginable through their cross-consideration.

Please submit 300-word abstracts and a brief bio no later than 21 March 2020 to Professor Julie Napolin

Call for Papers - “Conrad’s Polish Footprints,” 7th International Joseph Conrad Conference at  Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland 21–25 June 2021

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 

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

Papers are sought on any aspect of the work of Joseph Conrad. The organisers, Brian Richardson and Peter Mallios, are especially interested in papers that explore transnational features.

For more details see here

Deadline for submission of paper and panel proposals: 31 October 2020

For more information, contact Brian Richardson or Peter Mallios

Call for Papers for the seminar, “Energy in Thomas Hardy and Joseph Conrad’s Works,” at ESSE Conference (European Society for the Study of English) Lyon, France, 31 August - 4 September 2020

Proposals (200-250 words) and a short biography should be sent to the three convenors. Deadline extended to January 25th 2020. Closed.

Richard Ambrosini
Peggy Blin-Cordon
Nathalie Martinière

For more information, see here

For conference website, 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

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