Heart of Darkness — Touring theatre show, November 2018, 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
Conrad Panel at MLA Convention Chicago (USA) 3-6 January 2019
Conrad’s Politics of Hope
In the spirit of recent challenges to the hermeneutics of suspicion, we invite papers that take the idealism in Conrad’s writing seriously. The law of unintended consequences rules Conrad’s fiction, and characters who voice idealistic aspirations usually fail to achieve them, but does the failure of idealism necessarily discredit it? Does Conrad imagine alternatives to the hypocrisy, selfishness, and materialism he portrays? Does he balance critique with hope?