UPDATE: Joseph Conrad and the Orient (2/28/05; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Amar Acheraiou
contact email: 

UPDATE: Deadline extended to February 28, 2005 / new mailing address.


Conrad and the Orient

Edited by Amar Acheraiou and Nursel Icoz


The Eastern and Western Perspectives series devotes a volume to _Joseph
Conrad and the Orient_. We are seeking innovative and challenging essays
addressing topics relating to Conrad and the Oriental world in its
geographical breadth and cultural diversity. Comparative and
interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

Subjects include (but are not limited to):


- Representation of the Orientals (the Arabs, Chinese, Malays.) and Conrad's
relation to the discourse of Barbarism

- Eastern and Western encounters (through colonization, commerce, marriage.)
and the impossible (?) dialogue

- Eastern religions and philosophies

- Gender relations

- History and stories of the Orient

- Eastern landscapes / seascapes and their aestheticization

- The Orient between insularity and globalization

- Geographies and mental cartographies

- Culture, race, and identity

- Conrad's experience of the Orient

- Reception of Conrad's works by Oriental readership


Please, send a 500-word proposal before February 28, 2005 to:


Dr Amar Acheraiou

2049, boul. Edouard Montpetit, app.3

Montreal, Quebec




Decision regarding acceptance of papers will be made by the end of March

Papers should be no longer than 6000 words, and ready for publication by
December 2005.

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