Conrad’s Presence in Contemporary Culture

Adaptations and Appropriations


The anthology consists of essays authored by scholars of different nationalities from diverse cultures, nations and primary languages. They cover Conrad’s presence across multiple media (fiction, films, comics, and graphic novels).

The collection is unique because the contributors focused on Conrad’s presence in contemporary culture – a constantly changing field – rather than well-trodden paths. The exploration of Polish, French, Italian, Spanish, English and American works of art strengthens its originality. The artists discussed in connection with Conrad include Olga Tokarczuk, Stanisław Lem, Robert Silveberg, Loic Godart, Christian Bobin, Christian Perrissin, Tom Tirabosco, Eduardo Berti, J.M. Coetzee, Michelangelo Antonioni.

Last but not least, the volume contains 20 stunning reproductions in full colour from films, graphic novels and comics.

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Agnieszka Adamowicz-Pośpiech is Professor of English Literature at the University of Silesia, Poland, and Vice-President of the Polish Joseph Conrad Society. She published on Conrad, T.S. Eliot, G.B. Shaw, H.Pinter, J. Verma. Her recent monograph is entitled Adaptations of J.Conrad’s Life and Works in Contemporary Culture.

Nathalie Martinière is a full professor at the Department of English, University of Limoges where she teaches literature. She is the author of Figures du Double: du personage au texte and has more recently co-edited Rewriting in the 20th-21st Centuries: Aesthetic Choice or Political Act?. She is the editor of L’Epoque Conradienne.

Josiane Paccaud-Huguet was Emeritus Professor of Modernist literature at Université Lumière-Lyon 2. She was also a psychoanalyst. She published on Conrad and K. Mansfield, V. Woolf and M. Lowry. She published a monograph on Conrad (with C. Maisonnat) and a critical edition of Au Cœur des Ténèbres.

Véronique Pauly is senior lecturer at the University of Versailles-St-Quentin-en-Yvelines-Paris-Saclay where she teaches literature. She has published on Joseph Conrad, edited Nostromo for the 2007 Penguin Black Classics edition and, more recently, co-edtited The Reception of Joseph Conrad in Europe.
List of Figures


Notes on Contributors


Part 1
What Is Conrad the Name Of?
1 Conrad’s Presence in Contemporary French Culture
  Josiane Paccaud-Huguet

2 The Presence of Conrad in Eduardo Berti’s Un Padre Extranjero
  Nathalie Martinière

Part 2
Showing: Graphic and Filmic Metamorphoses
3 Contexts, Genres, and Transformations Conradesque Novels by Robert Silverberg and Henri Bosco
  Laurence Davies

4 From Adaptation to Autonomy Conrad’s Heart of Darkness in French and English Graphic Novels
  Agnieszka Adamowicz-Pośpiech

5 From Heart of Darkness to Apocalypse Oz The Horror Shifted
  Ewa Kujawska-Lis

6 Conrad, Fudakowski Secret Sharer(s)
  Joanna Skolik

7 The Secret Agent in Antonioni’s Writings
  Michel Arouimi

Part 3
Telling: Literary Affiliations and Appropriations
8 Conrad and Transcultural Belonging
  Robert Hampson

9 The Advanced Connection of Beliefs and Style Joseph Conrad in the Eyes of Olga Tokarczuk
  Karol Samsel

10 The Loneliness of a Migrant The Intercultural Experience in Joseph Conrad and Stanisław Lem
  Daniel Vogel

11 Affiliations in Joseph Conrad’s Under Western Eyes and J. M. Coetzee’s The Master of Petersburg
  Véronique Pauly

Index of Non-fictional Names

Index of Conrad’s Works

Index of Subjects

Our book will be of interest to University English / Literary / Art Departments & Faculties.
University and academic libraries, scholars in Conrad/media/popular culture studies, post-graduate students.
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