CFP: Conrad Conference at MCSU (Poland) (2/15/06; 6/19/06-6/23/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Wieslaw Krajka




Date of the conference: June 19th - 23rd, 2006
Date of the tour of Conrad's Polish-Ukrainian footprints: June 24th -
28th, 2006

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
The Polish Press Association Conference Centre, Kazimierz Dolny,

Address: Prof. dr hab. Wieslaw Krajka
               Centre for Conrad Studies, English Department
               Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
               Pl. Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej 4
               20-031 Lublin
fax: (48)-(81)537-52-79
phone: (48)-(81)537-26-34


   Centre for Conrad Studies, English Department, Maria
   Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland, will have the honour
   and pleasure to host its fourth international Joseph Conrad
   conference between June 19th and 23rd, 2006. Conradians and their
   spouses are heartily invited to attend. The scholarly proceedings
   (in English) will consist of papers on various aspects of Joseph
   Conrad's life and works and matters related thereto (Conrad's
   Polish, East European and West European contexts will be some of
   the focuses of the conference). Select papers from the conference
   will be published in a volume of proceedings in the series Conrad:
   Eastern and Western Perspectives published by East European
   Monographs Boulder and Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Lublin
and distributed by Columbia University Press New York. We plan to
   follow the conference, between June 24th and 28th, by a tour of
   Conrad's Polish-Ukrainian footprints taking in Lviv, Berdychiv,
   Terekhova and Zhytomyr. Please send a declaration of your
   participation in the conference (either with or without a
   contributed paper) to the conference e-mail or postal address. If
   you know any academics who might have an interest in our conference
   please encourage them to respond.

Lublin, December 2004
prof. dr hab. Wieslaw Krajka
chairman of the organizing committe


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

                                               CIRCULAR II
                                      CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

I. Abstracts:
   We plan to publish a booklet of abstracts of papers prior to the
   conference and to distribute it among participants on registration.
   Participants presenting papers are requested to send their
   abstracts as soon as possible, by February 15th, 2006 at the
   latest. The text, in English, should not be longer than 300 words.
   Abstracts exceeding this word limit will be condensed by editors of
   the booklet. An abstract should contain no references. The heading
   of an abstract should contain an author's name and surname,
   University, town and country and the title of his/her paper - all
   those given in capital letters. Please send your abstract as an
   e-mail attachment to Dr. Monika Majewska's e-mail address:

II. Scientific program:
   The scientific proceedings will consist of papers on various
   aspects of Joseph Conrad's life and works and matters related
   thereto (Conrad's Polish and East European contexts will be one of
   the focuses of the conference). Apart from two inaugural plenary
   lectures and two concluding plenary lectures, all papers will be
   delivered in sections running in parallel sessions. Kinds of
   sessions and their number will be decided upon and announced when
   we have completed the program of the conference. Each paper
   presentation should not exceed 35 minutes plus 10 minutes for
   discussion. English will be the official language of the

III. Publication of the conference proceedings:
   Presentation of a paper at the conference does not automatically
   guarantee its publication in the conference proceedings. Select
   papers from the conference will appear in a volume of the series
   Conrad: Eastern and Western Perspectives published by East European
   Monographs Boulder and Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Lublin
and distributed by Columbia University Press New York (as a
follow-up to the first fifteen volumes of this series published
between 1992 and 2006). Papers, in two hard copies, should be
submitted for publication consideration either on registration for
the conference or by 30th September 2006 at the latest (there is no
length limit fixed for papers submitted for publication). Then,
they will be subjected to a regular reviewing process. Final
versions of papers accepted for publication should be submitted on
a diskette in any Word system and in two hard copies. The text,
double-spaced, should follow the MLA Style Sheet.

IV. Locations of the conference:
   The conference will take place on 19th June in Lublin at Maria
   Curie-Sklodowska University and on 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd June
   in The Polish Press Association Conference Centre in Kazimierz
   Dolny, a lovely little town of Renaissance architecture on the
   Vistula river, 50 kilometres west of Lublin and 150 kilometres
   south of Warsaw.

V. Tour:
   The conference will be followed by a tour of "Conrad's
   Polish-Ukrainian Footprints" taking place in Lviv, Berdychiv,
   Terekhove and Zhytomyr. The tour will start on 24th June in the
   morning from The Polish Press Association Conference Centre in
   Kazimierz Dolny and will take place between 24th and 28th June. Of
   course, participants are free to choose between taking part in the
   conference only or in both the conference and the tour. They are
   also free to take part in some of the planned events. Please
   inquire in Ukrainian Embassy in your country whether you need an
   Ukrainian visa.

VI. Financial principles of the conference:
1. Participants' travel costs to Poland and back are to be met by
them. 2. All individual costs of participation in the conference (i.e.
accomodation and meals) are to be covered by participants themselves.
3. There is no conference fee. All general costs of the conference are
met by the organizing committee from grants and donations and by Maria
Curie-Sklodowska University Lublin. They include mainly the cost of
hiring rooms for holding sessions, of serving tea/coffee during the
conference breaks, of transportation of conference participants by
coach from Warsaw-Okecie international airport to Lublin and from
Lublin to The Polish Press Association Conference Centre in Kazimierz
Dolny, of printing the booklet of abstracts and the program of the
conference. 4. All costs of participation in the tour of "Conrad's
Polish-Ukrainian Footprints" are to be met by its participants. A tour
fee will be fixed to cover the cost of transportation by coach on the

   Conference participants are kindly invited and encouraged to
   contribute donations to the organizing committee to help it cover
   the general costs of the conference. Please write your cheques to:

IV Joseph Conrad Conference. Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej w
Lublinie, BRE Bank S.A. O.Lublin For cheques written in USD please
add: BREXPLPWLUB PL 96-1140-1094-0000-2905-1600-1014 For cheques
written in EUR please add: BREXPLPWLUB PL
78-1140-1094-0000-2905-1600-1047 For cheques written in any other
Western currency please add any of the above. For cheques written in
PLN please add: 25-1140-1094-0000-2905-1600-1031

and send them to the conference address. Please state clearly that
your donation is meant to contribute to covering some of the general
costs of the conference. Please do not send us any cheques to cover
individual costs of your participation in the conference.

VIII.Communication and next circulars:
   The conference address is:
IV International Joseph Conrad Conference; prof. dr hab. Wieslaw
Krajka; Centre for Conrad Studies; English Department; Maria
Curie-Sklodowska University; Pl. Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej 4; Lublin
20-031; Poland fax: (48)-(81)537-52-79 phone: (48)-(81)537-26-34
   Dr. Katarzyna Sokolowska is responsible for all correspondence
with the conference participants. Dr. Monika Majewska is
responsible for printing the booklet of conference abstracts. Dr.
Wojciech Kozak is responsible for handling financial matters of the
conference. Circular III will be issued in January 2006: it will
provide registration forms, financial information and the program
of the tour of "Conrad's Polish-Ukrainian Footprints". Last summer
I went privately through Conrad's footprints in Lviv, Zhytomyr,
Berdichev and Terekhove and I claim such a tour is possible to
take. We will definitely organize it for the conference
participants. Circular IV (final) will be issued in May 2006: it
will provide updated financial information, scientific program of
the conference as well as indispensable final details concerning
its organization.

Lublin, November 2005
 prof. dr hab. Wieslaw Krajka
 chairman of the organizing committee

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