SAMLA '92 Panel: Secrets and Lies in Joseph Conrad

deadline for submissions: 
August 16, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA '92
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SAMLA '92 PANEL

SECRETS AND LIES IN CONRAD
THE JOSEPH CONRAD SOCIETY

From Marlow’s infamous declaration that he cannot “bear a lie” in Heart of Darkness to Verloc’s double identity in The Secret Agent, the implications of lying and deception can be seen across Conrad’s works. This panel seeks papers that address how secrets and lies are employed throughout Conrad’s texts on a public/political, private/personal, and/or aesthetic level. In keeping with SAMLA 92’s theme, panelists are encouraged to consider how deception—its intent, its purpose, and its consequences—can both undermine and empower authority, cultural norms, community, and identity. This panel is affiliated with The Joseph Conrad Society. Please send 250-word abstracts with a brief bio and any A/V requirements to Dr. Reena Thomas at modiyil21@gmail.com by August 16, 2020.