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Born and brought up in Poland bilingually in French and Polish but living for most of his professional life in England and writing in English, Joseph Conrad was, from the start, as much a European writer as he was a British one and his work – from his earliest fiction through Heart of DarknessNostromo and The Secret Agent to his later novels – has repeatedly been the focal point of discussions about key issues of the modern age. This event marks the publication of the volume deriving from the workshop held at the Institute in November 2015, which provided a new departure in Conrad scholarship, so far dominated by the Anglo-American academy. 

Programme

14:30 Elinor Shaffer, FBA (Clare Hall, Cambridge/General Editor, 'The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe) will introduce the series

14:45 Robert Hampson, Co-Editor with Véronique Paul of The Reception of Joseph Conrad, introduces the book

15:00 Panel Discussion with contributors to the volume including Anthony Fothergill (Exeter), Frank Foerster (Hanover) and Jacqueline Hurtley Grundy (Barcelona)

16:00 Tea 

16:20 María Jesús Lorenzo-Modia (Corunna): Conrad and South America

This event is organised jointly by the Institute of English Studies and the Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies, in association with Bloomsbury Publishing.

Refreshments. Attendance free. Advance online registration essential.


Image: Unknown author, Joseph Conrad, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.