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43rd Annual International Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society (U.K.)

The 43rd Annual International Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society will be held at POSK (the Polish Social and Cultural Organisation) in Hammersmith, London, 7th - 9th July 2017.

The Call for Papers can be downloaded here (PDF) and here (Microsoft Word).

 

 

Joseph Conrad Study Day at the British Library, 13 March 2017, 14:00-17:30

In association with the British Council, the Joseph Conrad Society (UK) and the Polish Cultural Institute, this study day considers Conrad's career as a novelist and his contribution to British culture in the year that has been designated 'Joseph Conrad Year' in Poland.

Professor Robert Hampson initiates an afternoon of expert discussion with a lecture on Conrad as 'England's Polish Genius'. This is followed by the first of two panels which explores 'Joseph Conrad and London' with Dr. Hugh Epstein ('Conrad's Vision of London'), Dr. Patricia Pye ('Listening to London: the sound of Conrad's city') and Dr. Mary Burgoyne ('Homecoming: Joseph Conrad and the Great War).

This event is scheduled for 13 March 2017, 14:00-17:30 at the Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB. For more information, see the announcement here.

 

 

Conradian Crosscurrents: Creativity and Critique, June 1 - 4, 2017

The Joseph Conrad Society of America is organizing a conference in New York City to be sponsored by Fordham University's Comparative Literature Program and English Department and to be held at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus (and other locations to be announced) at the beginning of June of 2017 (June 1 - 4).

“Conradian Crosscurrents: Creativity and Critique” will explore how Conrad’s life and fiction intersect with creative and critical work of any kind. The conference will be open to scholarly work on Conrad and other writers; and on literary, artistic, and theoretical work from across the range of media (literature, music, performance, art, and mixed media).

We invite proposals for 15-20 minute papers. Please send 1-page abstract plus CV to newyorkconradconference@gmail.com by January 15, 2017.

 

 

Between Texts and Theory: Transnational Conrad, 21-22 September, 2017

Hosted by the Société Conradienne Française, with the support of Associazione Italiana di Studi Conradiani, this conference seeks to interrogate our reading of works by Joseph Conrad from a transnational perspective, in order to explore how his approach to fiction makes it possible for us to question the way we read novels as aesthetic and ethical artefacts in the contemporary world.

The two-day conference is scheduled for 21-22 September, 2017, and will be held at the University of Limoges, France, EA 1087 EHIC (Espaces Humains et Interactions Culturelles). A selection of papers will be published in L’Epoque Conradienne.

You may download the full CFP here.

All proposals should be addressed before 30 April 2017 to: Nathalie Martinière (nathalie.martiniere@unilim.fr or nmartiniere@gmail.com).

 

 

"Precarious Lives in Conrad and Ford": Proposal for a Special Session at the 2018 MLA Convention

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers exploring any aspect of the states of precariousness or insecurity represented in the fictions of Conrad and Ford Madox Ford. This proposal is for a non-guaranteed special session at the 2018 MLA Convention in New York City (USA) and jointly sponsored by the Ford Madox Ford Society and the Joseph Conrad Society of America.

You may download the full CFP here.

Abstracts (250 words) should be sent before 10 March 2017 to Seamus O’Malley (seamusomalley@gmail.com) and Paul Armstrong (Paul_Armstrong@Brown.edu).

 

 

Full text of Conrad’s 1902 novella Typhoon recorded by RNIB in 1935

A unique copy of the first full-length audio book ever made, a set of four LPs recorded in 1935 with the full text of Joseph Conrad’s 1902 novella Typhoon, has been rediscovered in Canada.

See the full story published in The Guardian (November 21, 2016) here.

 

 

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