Upcoming Conferences and Sessions

Annual Modern Language Association Convention, Vancouver, Canada, 2015

Conrad and Joyce: Comparative Angles.

Chair: Chris GoGwilt and Sebastian Knowles

2015 MLA Convention. Vancouver, Canada, 8-11 January 2015. Collaborative panel of the JCSA and the International James Joyce Foundation. Topics may include any comparative approaches linking Conrad and Joyce studies, including innovations in approaches to language, politics, culture, scripts & codes, (post)humanism, and (de)colonization. 250-500-word abstracts for 15-minute papers by 1 March 2014 to Chris GoGwilt (gogwilt@fordham.edu) and Sebastian Knowles (knowles.1@osu.edu). This will be the 2014 IJJ MLA guaranteed panel.

Conrad and Ecocriticism.

Chair: Lissa Schneider-Rebozo

“Conrad and Ecocriticism.” 2015 MLA Convention. Vancouver, Canada, 8-11 January 2015. Theorizing earth, environment, human, and nonhuman in the ‘ghastly Nowhere’ and beyond of Conradian land and seascapes. 250-500 word abstracts for 15 minute papers by 10 March 2014 to Dr. Lissa Schneider-Rebozo (Elizabeth.schneider-rebozo@uwrf.edu). This will be the 2014 JCSA MLA guaranteed panel.

Conrad's Victory 100 Years Later.

Chair: Debra Romanick Baldwin

2015 MLA Convention. Vancouver, Canada, 8-11 January 2015. Exploration or reassessment of any aspect of Victory at its centenary – including history, publication, narrative, gender, adaptations, or comparative legacies. 250-500 word abstracts by 15 March 2014 to Debra Romanick Baldwin (dbaldwin@udallas.edu) (dbaldwin@udallas.edu). This is a competitive (non-guaranteed) panel.

The Joseph Conrad Society (UK) Annual Conference

The 40th Annual International Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society UK will be held at the University of Kent at Canterbury, from Wednesday 2 July to Saturday 6 July 2014. Proposals for papers of 25 minutes and for panels on all topics related to the life and work of Joseph Conrad and to his circle are invited. We particularly welcome centenary papers on Conrad’s life and writings during the First World War. Abstracts of about 300 words should be sent no later than 1 March 2014 in MS Word format to Keith Carabine: keith@carabine.co.uk.
Confirmation of acceptance will be posted during April. All participants who are not already members of the Society will be required to take out membership for one year. The conference will include a tour of Conrad’s houses in Kent--the Pent, Oswalds and Capel House, where a commemorative plaque will be unveiled--and Henry James’s house in Rye, and a visit to Conrad’s grave. We shall also be showing Peter Fudakowski’s new film adapted from ‘The Secret Sharer’. This is a campus conference, with accommodation and full board provided at the university. A breakdown of costs will follow but the estimated price for the whole conference, including accommodation, meals and full registration, will be about £500.


Conrad: Conflict and Solidarities, Joseph Conrad Society of America, Vancouver, British Columbia, 13-16 August 2014

Hosted jointly by Fairleigh Dickinson University–Vancouver and The Joseph Conrad Society of America, a conference celebrating and investigating facets of the life and work of Joseph Conrad will be held in Vancouver from 13 to 16 August 2014. Papers for delivery (25-30 minutes) are invited on all topics related to the conference theme, which marks the centenary of the opening of First World War. The theme should be interpreted broadly so that forces of conflict and solidarity might include political, psychological, historical, philosophical, or aesthetic approaches to a multitude of topics in Conrad studies. Especially welcome are panels and papers dealing with the works Conrad wrote during the War, with teaching, and, in keeping with the international character of the host university, with multi-cultural and international topics. Plenary speakers will include Mark Larabee, Peter Lancelot Mallios, and Allan H. Simmons. The conference site is at 842 Cambie Street in downtown Vancouver. Discounted conference rates have been arranged at two hotels, and information is available through the Society’s website. It is essential to book reservations by the block booking deadlines for the two conference hotels and as soon as possible for the others. August is not only high season, but a very large conference is also being held in the city at this time and demand might outstrip supply. Registration: Regular $200; Graduate student, Retired, Part-time $75.Enquiries about the conference and abstracts of 250-300 words should be directed by 30 April 2014 to: jcsa.vancouver.2014@gmail.com

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