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.

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Additional information (Call for papers)




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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