Invitation & Program

THE MARIA CURIE-SKŁODOWSKA UNIVERSITY –
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS CONRAD PROJECT

CONRAD’S FOOTPRINTS

SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL JOSEPH CONRAD CONFERENCE
INSTITUTE OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
MARIA CURIE-SKŁODOWSKA UNIVERSITY

Lublin: 20-23 June 2022

Organising Committee

Anne Mydla
Jacek Mydla
Małgorzata Stanek
Dominika Śledziona

Honorary Committee

Prof. dr hab. Radosław Dobrowolski, The Rector Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (chairman)

Prof. dr hab.Wiesław Gruszecki, The Vice-Rector for Research and International Co-operation

Dr hab. Renata Bizek-Tatara, professor of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, The Director of Institute of Modern Languages and Literatures

Prof. dr hab. Barbara Hlibowicka-Węglarz, The Dean of Faculty of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Dr hab. Małgorzata Rutkowska, The Chair of Department of British and American Studies

Sponsors

Ministry of Education and Science, Warsaw

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University


The Organising Committee is honoured to invite

to

CONRAD’S FOOTPRINTS
Seventh International Joseph Conrad Conference

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

The opening session of the conference is held on Monday, the 20th of June, at 10.00 a.m. in the Royal Tribunal, located in the main square of the old town of Lublin.

The other sessions are held on Monday the 20th through Thursday the 23rd of June in the new building of Faculty of Languages, Literatures and Cultures of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Plac Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej 4a.

The study tour of Conrad’s footprints in the environs of Lublin starts from the hotels “Mercure” and “Logos” on Tuesday, the 21st of June, at 1.30 p.m.

Participants in the conference dinner will be picked up on Tuesday, the 21st of June, at 5.40 p.m. in front of the building of the Main Library of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University.


Monday, 20 June 2022

The Royal Tribunal, the main square of the old town of Lublin

10.00

The official opening of the conference

1. Opening addresses

- The President of the European Parliament

- The Director of Columbia University Press

- The Rector of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University

2. Opening plenary lecture

JOHN G. PETERS (University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA)

Russia and Nothingness in Conrad’s Writings

Monday, 20 June 2022

Faculty of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Plac Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej 4a

Section I

Personal writings. Biography, history, appropriation

15.00-16.30

CHANDRAKANT A. LANGARE (Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India)

Beyond the World of Chaos: Rethinking Joseph Conrad’s Humanism in His Life-Narratives

JAMES MELLOR (Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany)

Schiffs & Spectators: Europe’s Borders & the Sea in Joseph Conrad & John Auerbach

16.45-18.15

SYLWIA WOJCIECHOWSKA (Jesuit University Ignatianum, Kraków, Poland)

The Form and Content of Reflection in the Autobiographical (Non)Fiction of Joseph Conrad and Henry James

HUNT HAWKINS (University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA)

What Horrors Did Conrad Actually See in the Congo?

Section II

Conrad and other authors

15.00-16.30

MAŁGORZATA STANEK (Independent Scholar, Lublin, Poland)

Imagination and Inertness: Escapes in Conrad’s Fiction

MONIKA MAJEWSKA (Independent Scholar, Lublin, Poland)

Conrad and the Karenins

16.45-18.15

GRAŻYNA BRANNY (Jesuit University Ignatianum, Kraków, Poland)

Intertextuality and Dramatized Denegation in Conrad’s Short Story “The Black Mate”

DAVID SCHAUFFLER (University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland)

Yanko Goorall and Espen Arnakke: Similarities and Differences between “Amy Foster” and Two Novels by Axel Sandemose


Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Faculty of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Plac Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej 4a

Section I

Personal writings. Biography, history, appropriation

9.00-12.00

LILIA OMELAN (State High Vocational School, Legnica, Poland)

Conrad’s Life in Lwów/Lemberg

LILIA OMELAN (State High Vocational School, Legnica, Poland)

Stefan Bobrowski: A Faithful Fighter For Poland’s Freedom

BRYGIDA PUDEŁKO (University of Opole, Opole, Poland)

The Satirical Portrait of Conrad in H. G. Wells’s Tono Bungay

JOANNA SKOLIK (University of Opole, Opole, Poland)

Conrad and Poland: Reading Tadeusz Bobrowski’s Letters to His Nephew

Section II

Conrad and other authors

9.00-12.00

RAFAŁ SZCZERBAKIEWICZ (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland)

A Cruise on the Trail of Conrad? Jan Józef Szczepański’s Travel Reportage

DANIEL VOGEL (State University of Applied Sciences, Racibórz, Poland)

Conradian “Heart of Darkness” in Selected Science Fiction Works by Stanisław Lem: Return from the Stars, Solaris and Fiasco

SUSAN BHATT (Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India)

Monks at Sea

Interpretation of particular works

AN NING (Shantou University, Shantou, Guangdong, China)

“Listening to the thunder of the waves”: A Daoist Reading of Joseph Conrad’s The Nigger of the “Narcissus”


Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Faculty of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Plac Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej 4a

Section I

Personal writings. Biography, history, appropriation

9.00-10.30

ANNE MYDLA (Independent Scholar, Chorzów, Poland)

“The one country with whom we should be in alliance”: British Pro-Russia Materials Published Side by Side with Conrad’s Fiction and Reviews from 1895 to 1917

EWA KUJAWSKA-LIS (University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland)

“Janko Góral”: The First Polish Version of “Amy Foster” – Between Translation, Appropriation and Refraction

Issues in literary history and theory

10.45 – 13.00

KAROL SAMSEL (University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland)

The Echoes of Polish Romanticism in Nostromo

BENJAMIN BANDOSZ (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada))

Placelessness, Multiplicity, and Problems of Fidelity: Polish Romanticism and the Konradian Spy

JACEK MYDLA (University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland)

Narrative Progression in “Heart of Darkness” and The Turn of the Screw and the Idea of the Gothic

15.00-16.30

MACIEJ GLOGER (Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland)

Conrad: Anti-Utopist

SUBHADEEP RAY (Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol, India)

“Why not tell me a tale?”: Dislocating the Genre in Joseph Conrad’s “The Tale” and Premendra Mitra’s “The Discovery of Telenāpotā”

16.45—18.15

JAROSŁAW GIZA (State Higher Vocational School, Nowy Sącz, Poland)

Evil Female Characters in Joseph Conrad’s Literary Output

BRIAN RICHARDSON (University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA)

Sense Perception and Synesthesia in Conrad’s Fiction


Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Faculty of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Plac Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej 4a

Section II

Interpretation of particular works

9.00-10.30

ANDRZEJ WICHER (University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland)

The Echoes of the Rituals of Initiation and Blood Sacrifice in Lord Jim and “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad

OLHA BANDROVSKA (Ivan Franko National University, Lviv, Ukraine)

Patterns of Human Vulnerability as “the secret spring of responsive emotions” in Joseph Conrad’s “Amy Foster”

10.45-13.00  

WIESŁAW KRAJKA (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland)

The Social Archetypes of Identity in Joseph Conrad’s “To-morrow,” One Day More, and Jutro by Baird, Hussakowski and Sito

JAN GORDON (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan)

“The Parrots of Casa Gould”: Speculative Voices in Nostromo

AGNIESZKA SETECKA (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)

The Sociology of Information in Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent

15.00-16.30

MICHEL AROUIMI (Université du Littoral, Dunkirk, France)

Poetical Expressions of Contradiction in The Secret Agent

NERGIS UNAL (Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey)

A Bakhtinian Analysis of the Protagonist’s Ethical Dilemmas in Joseph Conrad’s Under Western Eyes

16.45-18.15

MARILENA SARACINO (Università degli Studi “Gabriele D’Annunzio,” Pescara, Italy)

Joseph Conrad’s Chance: An Attempt to “Novelize” Life

CHRISTIE GRAMM (South Seattle College, Seattle, WA, USA)

The Enemy Ship in The Rover


Thursday, 23 June 2022

Faculty of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Plac Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej 4a

Section I

Issues in literary history and theory

9.00-10.30

ANNA SZCZEPAN-WOJNARSKA (Cardinal Wyszyński University, Warsaw, Poland)

Conrad’s Malay Trilogy and Opera Poetics

PETER VERNON (Université de Tours, Tours, France)

“The Illustration of Life”: The Function of Art in Conrad’s Novels

10.45-12.15

PETER VILLIERS (Exeter University, Exeter, Devon, UK)

Conrad’s Humour

ADAM LAUSCH-HOŁUBOWICZ (Independent Scholar, London, UK)

A Tangled Web or a Many-Splendored Thing? Reflections on Conrad, Literature, and Literary Criticism

15.00-17.15

FARNAZ SEPEHRI (Independent Scholar, Tabriz, Iran)

Double Agent or Transcultured?

GEORGE GASYNA (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, USA)

The Dangerous Subject is the Exilic Subject: Conrad’s Short Fictions

MARIA PAOLA GUARDUCCI (Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy)

A Restless Geography: Europe in Tales of Unrest

17.30

Closing plenary lecture

LAURENCE DAVIES (King’s College London, London, UK)

“Those Carlists make a great consumption of cartridges”: Conrad’s Gun Runners

Closing of the conference


Thursday, 23 June 2022

Faculty of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Plac Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej 4a

Section II

Adaptation, education, reception

9.00-10.30

AGNIESZKA ADAMOWICZ-POŚPIECH (University of Silesia, Poland)

Visual Adaptations of “Heart of Darkness”

MIROSŁAWA BUCHHOLTZ (Nicolaus Copernicus University Toruń, Poland)

Digital Footprints: The Reception of “Jądro ciemności” (“Heart of Darkness”) on YouTube        

10.45-12.15

BALÁZS CSIZMADIA (Independent Scholar, Budapest, Hungary)

Narrated Drama: János Gosztonyi’s Bűvölet as an Adaptation of Conrad’s Victory

CHRISTOPHER CAIRNEY (Middle Georgia State University, Macon, USA)

Conrad in an Age of Social Justice

15.00-17.15

OLGA BINCZYK (Jan Długosz University, Częstochowa, Poland)

First Encounters: Joseph Conrad on Reading Lists among Teachers and Students

FRANK FÖRSTER (Federal Institute of Geosciences and Natural Resources Library, Hannover, Germany)

The Reception of Joseph Conrad in the German Democratic Republic (GDR)

WIESŁAW KRAJKA (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland)

Methodology of Studying Joseph Conrad Globally in XXI Century. Reflections on the Publishing Strategy of the Series Conrad: Eastern and Western Perspectives

17.30

Closing plenary lecture

LAURENCE DAVIES (King’s College London, London, UK):“Those Carlists make a great consumption of cartridges”: Conrad’s Gun Runners

Closing of the conference


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