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Joseph Conrad Society (UK) 46th Annual Conference

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Joseph Conrad Society (UK) 46th Annual Conference

Friday 05 July 2019 - Sunday 07 July 2019

Location: Waldegrave Suite, St Mary’s University, Twickenham

The Joseph Conrad Society (UK) is delighted to be hosting its 46th Annual International Conference, in London at St Mary’s University, Twickenham.

The Joseph Conrad Society (UK) welcomes interested parties at all stages of their academic career. This includes Undergraduate, Post Graduate, PhD and early career researchers or those who simply have an interest in Conrad’s life and work.

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Call for papers

The Joseph Conrad Society (UK) invites proposals for papers for the conference.

Proposals for 25-minute papers and for panels on topics related to Conrad’s life, work and circle are welcome. Please note that 2019 is the centenary of the publication of The Arrow of Gold. Papers on the theme of the gothic in Conrad’s works - in keeping with the legacy of Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill House - are also invited.

Each panel will be one and a half hours, comprising three papers and leaving time for questions and discussion at the end. The programme will start at 9.30am on Friday 5th July.

The Sunday session will be held at the University Women’s Club in Mayfair.

The deadline for submission of abstracts (of about 300 words) is 30th March 2019. They should be sent in MS Word format to Kim Salmons, Conference Secretary of the Joseph Conrad Society UK, at


Booking will be available through the Joseph Conrad Society UK website in early December. Attendees can book for the whole conference or single days.

Participants who are not already members of the Society will be requested to take out membership for one year.

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The completed form should be emailed to


This is a partly residential conference and participants can book accommodation at St Mary’s University. En-suite bedrooms with breakfast are charged at £46.25 per night.

Please indicate how many nights you would wish to stay when booking. Accommodation at St Mary’s will be available from Thursday to Monday.

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