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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 is now closed.

Download the 2017 Booking Form here (PDF) and here (Microsoft Word).

Participants will need to make their own accommodation arrangements. Suggestions include area Bed & Breakfasts; London Hostels; and the University Women's Club in Mayfair.



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 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 ( or



Call for Papers for the 3rd Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society of Japan, 20 July 2017

The 3rd Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society of Japan is scheduled to be held at Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Nursing, 8-1, Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, on November 12, 2017. Details of the conference will be posted on the university website when available: Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Nursing.

The deadline for submission of abstracts of 400 characters in Japanese, or 200-300 words in English, is July 20, 2017. Abstracts should be sent to Kazumichi ENOKIDA (Chairperson) via email at this address:

For more information regarding this conference, download the promotional flyer in .pdf HERE.


International Conference on Joseph Conrad. Twixt Land and Sea, 17–18 November 2017

This conference will take place at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn in the heart of the picturesque Polish Lake District ( ). The organisers will offer moderately priced accommodation on the university campus (details will be announced on the website) for the duration of the conference. The conference fee covers: coffee breaks, lunches, gala dinner, and conference materials.

Proposals for 20-minute presentations should be sent to the following conference address: Please download and attach a submission form in .docx linked HERE. Submissions are welcome until September 1st, 2017. Notifications of acceptance will be forwarded within 2 weeks since the receiving of your submission form.

For more information regarding this conference, download the promotional flyer in .pdf HERE.



"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 ( and Paul Armstrong (



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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