Academic Conference

As part of the celebration of the 160th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Conrad, the Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University, together with the Joseph Conrad Research Centre, under the auspices of the Krakow UNESCO City of Literature, will hold an interdisciplinary academic conference CONRAD and POP-TEXTS, which will take place on 21 and 22 October 2017. The “Con-ference” will focus on issues of interdisciplinarity, intertextuality and popular culture that are important for modern humanities. However, Conrad’s extensive impact on culture, related to both the artistic value of his work and his fascinating biography, is not the only field of interest of the organisers of the conference. It is worth remembering that Conrad’s work was also based on inspiration drawn from popular culture, namely adventure and crime novels. This two-sided relationship between Conrad and pop culture will be the theme of the conference, during which we will explore so many different spheres of culture like music, video games, comics, television series or fan communities. Detailed programme will be available soon.