Conference Program

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Thursday, June 1
Fordham University, 12th Floor, Lincoln Center (113 W. 60th Street)
1:00 – 2:45: Opening Plenary Session: Nostromo‘s Crosscurrents
Laurence Davies, Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan, Jean Szczypien, Mark Wollaeger
3:30 – 4:30: Opening Keynote Lecture: Adriana Cavarero, “Soundscapes of Darkness”
Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, 233 Madison Ave. (Jan Karski Corner)
7:00 – 8:00: Polish scholarship on Conrad
Maciej Golubiewski, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in New York;
Grażyna Branny, Lilia Omelan, Joanna Skolik
8:00 – 9:30: Reception

Friday, June 2
Kościuszko Foundation (15 East 65th Street, NY)
9:00 – 10:30: Media Crosscurrents
Mark Bourdeau, Chris GoGwilt & Holt V. Meyer, Wieslaw Krajka, Julie Beth Napolin
10:30 – 10:45: Mini-keynote Comments
James Clifford, “Conrad in Trump Country”
11:15 – 12:45: Narrative Crosscurrents
Ryan Gilligan, Deborah Kachel, Anne Luyat, John G. Peters
2:00 – 3:30: Intertextual Crosscurrents (1)
William Atkinson, Catherine Delesalle, Michael DiSanto, Robert Hampson
4:00- 5:30: Intertextual Crosscurrents (2)
Ellen Burton Harrington, Kyle McAuley, Brygida Pudelko, Brian Richardson
6:30: Visit to the Berg Collection, NYPL (5th Avenue at 42nd Street)

Saturday, June 3
12th Floor, Fordham University, Lincoln Center (113 W. 60th Street)
9:00 – 10:30: Communities
An Ning, Melanie Ross, Andrea White, Yao Xiaoling
11:00 – 12:30: Crossing the Color Line
Pei-Wen Clio Kao, John Miele, Lindsey Pelucacci, Merry Pawlowski
2:00 – 3:30: Reading across the Sciences
Hugh Epstein, Brendan Kavanagh, Nidesh Lawtoo, Yael Levin
3:45: J. Hillis Miller, Ian P. Watt prize-winner for 2015, pre-recorded address
4:30 – 6:00: Concluding Keynote: Margaret Cezair-Thompson’s “The Blank Spaces in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness