Forthcoming Conferences:国際会議情報
<The archive of the past international conferences>

International Conference: Joseph Conrad. Twixt Land and Sea, at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland, 17?18 November 2017

Details on this conference are here, and the registration form is here. We are grateful to Professor Ewa Kujawska-Lis for informing us of them.

Call for Papers--Between Texts and Theory: Transnational Conrad, at the University of Limoges, France, 21-22 September, 2017

Details on this conference are here. We are grateful to Professor Nathalie Martiniere for informing us of them.

Conradian Crosscurrents: Creativity and Critique, June 1 - 4, 2017

The Joseph Conrad Society of America is organizing a conference in New York City to be sponsored by Fordham University's Comparative Literature Program and English Department and to be held at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus (and other locations to be announced) at the beginning of June of 2017 (June 1 - 4).

Conradian Crosscurrents: Creativity and Critique” will explore how Conrad’s life and fiction intersect with creative and critical work of any kind. The conference will be open to scholarly work on Conrad and other writers; and on literary, artistic, and theoretical work from across the range of media (literature, music, performance, art, and mixed media). 

We invite proposals for 15-20 minute papers. Please send 1-page abstract plus CV to newyorkconradconference[at sign] by January 15, 2017.

◆[updated on 5 November 2015] An annoncement of the next annual conference (42nd) of the Joseph Conrad Society, UK, has arrived:

THE JOSEPH CONRAD SOCIETY (UK) invites proposals for papers for its 42nd Annual International Conference, to be held in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT, rom Wednesday 29 June to Saturday 2 July 2016. Proposals for 25-minute papers and for panels on all topics related to Conrad’s life, work, and circle are invited. The deadline for submission of abstracts (of about 300 words) is 4 April 2016. They should be sent in duplicate in MS Word format to Hugh Epstein, Honorary Secretary of the Joseph Conrad Society UK, at: and also to the conference organizer at Napier, Professor Linda Dryden,

We truly appreciate Dr. Hugh Epstein's cordial message to Conradians in Japan:

"We have our annual conference in Edinburgh this year, slightly earlier, at the end of June, and the Call for Papers will go on the website next week, I hope. The Japanese Conradians are a gathering force I am pleased to see, and I wish the best to all of them for their various projects.

[updated on 7 April 2014] Announcements of two international conferences arrived.

I. the Cracow Conrad Conference (September 2014)

Professor Jolanta Dudek (Jagiellonian University, Cracow) informed us of the Cracow Conrad Conference (September 2014), which is going to be held by the Jagiellonian University Joseph Conrad Research Centre and the Joseph Conrad Society (Poland). The deadline for sending abstracts is 30th June 2014, whereas the deadline for payment of the conference fee plus a deposit of 100 euros (i.e.200 euros or -- in the case of students -- 150 euros) is 15th July 2014. We appreciate Professor Dudek's kindness.

II. "Adapting Conrad" (30 May 2014)

Professor SATO Motonori (Keio University, Japan) let us know "Adapting Conrad," which is going to be held by Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London, on 30 May 2014. As for details on registration, see the following website:
We are grateful for Professor SATO's cooperation.

◆The Joseph Conrad Society of America told us calls for papers for international conferences which are going to be held in 2014-15. We appreciate their co-operation. Click here for details.

◆Professor Mark Larabee has sent us emails in middle May 2012, callings for papers in two conferences. We appreciate his kindness to inform me of these two calls.


Professor Mark Larabee also calls papers on any aspect of Conrad’s work or life for "the 41st annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture at the University of Louisville, February 21-23, 2013," in which the Joseph Conrad Society of America seeks proposals for a panel. See the website, please,

Professor Jeremy Hawthorn has sent us a letter lately, calling for papers on ‘An Outpost of Progress’ at the Cape Town Conference to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from the 5th to the 10th December 2011.

Professor Dr. Hab. Wieslaw Krajka, president of the Polish Press Association Conference Centre, has sent us a letter lately, calling for papers at the Fifth International Joseph Conrad Conference to be held on 12?16 July, 2011 in Lublin, Poland and congratulating us on having published the first journal ‘Conrad Studies’ in June, 2009.

 Dear Professor Okuda!
  We would like to have them participating in our conference.
  Thank you for sending me a copy of your Conrad Journal. Congratulations.
  With compliments and all best wishes
  Wieslaw Krajka

International conference, 7-10 January 2010
"Conrad Under California Skies"
Sponsored by The Joseph Conrad Society of the United States with Chapman University.

International conference, 6-10 December 2011
University of Cape Town, South Africa
"Outposts of Progress: Joseph Conrad, Modernism, and (Post)colonialism"
Gail Fincham (University of Cape Town), Jakob Lothe (University of Oslo),
and Jeremy Hawthorn (University of Trondheim, Norway) are in the initial stages of planning
a conference in Cape Town in December 2011.

Hearts of Darkness: Melville and Conrad in the Space of World Culture
4-7 August 2007 Szczecin, Poland
The Melville Society's Sixth International Conference Co-hosted by The Melville Society,
The Joseph Conrad Society (PL, UK, US), The Tall Ships' Race Szczecin 2007

Conrad's Polish-Ukrainian Footprints: IV International Joseph Conrad Conference at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland, 19-23 June 2006

Joseph Conrad in Amsterdam: Thirty-First Annual International Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK), 7-9 July 2005

The Joseph Conrad Society (UK) Thirtieth Annual International Conference, 1-3 July 2004, London

Stevenson and Conrad: Writers of Land and Sea 7-9 July 2004, Edinburgh

Lord Jim in France: 2003/04

2004 Conrad and Italy Conference 16-19 September 2004, University of Pisa

Joseph Conrad Society (Poland),An international Joseph Conrad Conference to coincide with the 80th anniversary of Conrads death 22-26 September 2004