Conradology at the Bluecoat, Liverpool

6 Dec 2017 - 7.00PM - 4.00

Join us for an evening of stories celebrating the work of Joseph Conrad, with very special guests, Polish authors Grazyna Plebanek (acclaimed novelist and author of Illegal Liaisons), Wojciech Orlinkski (journalist, writer, and blogger) and British short story writer Sarah Schofield, with a discussion chaired by Robert Hampson, Chair of the Conrad society and internationally renowned Conrad scholar.

Polish-British Joseph Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. To celebrate his work, as well as his profound understanding of ever-current issues (from imperialism through to state sponsored terrorism), Conradology brings together specially commissioned short stories and essays, written in English or Polish (the latter being translated into English), which celebrate, respond to and critique the literary legacy of Joseph Conrad.

Including some of Britain and Poland’s most revered authors and critics, this collection will explore Conrad’s enduring relevance in both countries, bringing together the themes that shaped his own life and work – the sea, colonialism, war, travel – in conceptual essays, near futuristic tales, and new journeys through the heart of darkness, cementing Conrad’s reputation as a ‘true citizen of the world’.

Supported by the Polish Cultural Institute and Merseyside Polonia.