Prof Allan H Simmons is one of the world’s leading authorities on the works of Joseph Conrad.
His most recent publications include co-edited volumes of Tales of Unrest (2012) and The Shadow-Line (2013) for The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad, Conrad in Context (Cambridge, 2009), Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’: A Reader’s Guide (Continuum, 2008) Joseph Conrad (Palgrave, 2007), and an edition of Conrad’s Lord Jim for Penguin (2008). He is currently editing The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus’ for Cambridge. General Editor of The Conradian: The Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK), he is also the co-General Editor of the Conrad Studies series (Rodopi of Amsterdam).
In 2008 he was appointed co-General Editor, with Dr J H Stape, of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad for which he has co-edited Tales of Unrest (forthcoming 2012) and which, over the next 10 years will oversee the publication of 20 volumes to the highest standards of modern scholarship.
In addition to supervising doctoral students, Prof Simmons teaches modules on Modern and Twentieth Century Literature, including ‘Modernism in the Novel’ and ‘Bob Dylan.’
Dr J H Stape is a Joseph Conrad scholar of international standing. Author of The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad (Heinemann; Knopf; Doubleday Canada, 2007), he is co-General Editor, with Professor Allan H. Simmons, of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad for which he has co-edited Notes on Life and Letters (2004), A Personal Record (2008), Last Essays (2010), Lord Jim (2011), Tales of Unrest (2012) and The Shadow-Line (2013).
His Conrad activities include editing The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad (1996) and The New Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad (2014), and co-editing Volumes 7 and 9 (2007 and 2009) of the Cambridge Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad. A Contributing Editor of The Conradian: The Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK), he is also the co-General Editor of the Conrad Studies series (Rodopi of Amsterdam). He was general editor of Conrad for Penguin Books (2007), to which he contributed an edition of Typhoon and Other Stories.
Dr Stape has taught at universities in Canada, France, England and the Far East, and has also published on E M Forster, William Golding, Thomas Hardy, Frank Harris, Angus Wilson and Virginia Woolf.