Circular II



I. Dedication:

The conference is organized In Honour of Wiesław Krajka, professor emeritus of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, the editor of Conrad: Eastern and Western Perspectives, to commemorate publication of 30 volumes of this series and 50 years of His academic work.

II. Abstracts:

We plan to publish a booklet of abstracts of papers prior to the conference and distribute it among participants on registration. The participants presenting papers are requested to submit their abstracts by November 15, 2021 at the latest. The text, in English, should be no longer than 250 words. An abstract should contain no references. The heading of an abstract should contain its author’s name and surname, University, town and country, and the title of the paper. Please send your abstract as an e-mail attachment in Word to the conference e-mail address (

III. Scholarly program:

The scholarly proceedings will be composed of papers on various aspects of Joseph Conrad’s life and works, and related themes(Conrad’s Polish and East-Central European aspects and contexts will be one of the foci of the conference). Apart from inaugural and concluding plenary lectures, all papers will be delivered in sections running in parallel sessions. Kinds of sessions and their number will be decided upon and announced when we fix the program of the conference. Each paper presentation should not exceed 35 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. English will be the official language of the conference. Members of the Organizing Committee may help with reading a paper or translating discussion upon it for those colleagues who do not feel comfortable enough in English – upon their request.

IV. Publication of the conference papers:

Select papers from the conference will appear in two peer-reviewed volumes of the series Conrad: Eastern and Western Perspectives published by Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Press Lublin and Columbia University Press New York (as a follow-up to the volumes of this series published so far). Presentation of a paper at the conference does not automatically guarantee its publication in the post-conference volumes. A paper submitted for publication consideration should be sent as an e-mail attachment to the conference e-mail address ( by 31 August 2022 at the latest (there is no length limit fixed for papers submitted for publication). Then, they will be subjected to regular peer-review process. The text, double-spaced, should be written in Word and should follow the MLA Style Sheet.

V. Study tour:

From 24 to 29 June, following the conference, we plan a study tour of Conrad’s footprints in Poland (taking in Lublin, Cracow, Zakopane and Warsaw).

VI. Financial principles of the conference:

- Participants’ travel costs to Lublin and back are to be met by them.

- All individual costs of participation in the conference (especially accommodation and meals) are to be covered by participants themselves.

- There is no conference fee. All general costs of the conferenceare met by Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (the organizer and the sponsor of the conference). They include mainly the cost of hiring rooms for holding sessions, printing the booklet of abstracts and the program of the conference, transportation of participants during the conference.

- All costs of participation in the study tour of “Conrad’s footprints” are to be met by its participants. A tour fee will be fixed to cover the cost of transportation by coach on the tour.

- Conference participants are kindly invitedand encouraged to contribute financially to the organizing committee during the conference to help it cover the general costs of the conference.

VIII. Communication and next circulars:

Information about the conference can be obtained from the following website:

The conference e-mail address is:

Lublin, December 2020

Anne Mydla
Conference Secretary