Joseph Conrad. Twixt Land and Sea


International Conference

Joseph Conrad. Twixt Land and Sea


University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn and University of Warsaw are pleased to invite you to a an international conference under the patronage of The Polish Joseph Conrad Society.


Dates: 17-18 November 2017

Venue: Faculty of Humanities, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland

Conference languages: English and Polish

Form of presentation:  a 20-minute paper presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion

Conference fee: 400 PLN / 100 EUR / 100 USD (for PhD students 300PLN / 75 EUR / 75 USD). The fee covers registration, coffee breakes, lunches, gala dinner, conference materials.

Submission of paper proposals: by 1 September 2017. Notifications of acceptance will be forwarded within two weeks since the receiving of your submission form.

Registration form

Conference mail box: 

Additional information (Call for papers)


Public transport from the Main Railway Station



Confirmed plenary speakers:

  • Prof. Robert Hampson, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  • Dr Hugh Epstein, London, Secretary of the Joseph Conrad Society, UK
  • Prof. Wiesław Krajka, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, PL
  • Prof. Laurence Davies, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Prof. John G. Peters, University of North Texas, USA


Main theme:

  • the coexistence/opposition of land and sea in Joseph Conrad's works
  • specific features of 'sea' and 'land' narratives
  • the image of land and sea in Joseph Conrad's works
  • Conrad's sea years
  • Conrad's land years

Other aspects:

  • Conrad and Polish Romanticism
  • Conrad and European Romanticism
  • intertextuality in Conrad's works
  • Conradian echoes in contemporary literature
  • Conrad's influence on world literature
  • reception of Conrad's works
  • translations of Conrad's works

Scientific Committee:

  • prof. dr hab. Wiesław Rzońca, UW,
  • dr hab. Ewa Kujawska-Lis, prof. UWM


  • dr Karol Samsel, UW
  • dr Anna Kwiatkowska, UWM
  • dr Katarzyna Kodeniec, UWM (secretary)

Other members of the organizing committee:

  • dr Anna Krawczyk-Łaskarzewska, UWM,
  • dr Dorota Gładkowska, UWM
  • dr Anna Drogosz, UWM
  • Student Interest Groups:
  • "Anglo-Cooltura Seniors", Department of English Philology, UWM
  • "Feerie", Faculty of Polish Philology, UW