On women and men in Conrad’s prose
A new book, Konwencje, stereotypy, złudzenia. Relacje kobiet i mężczyzn w prozie Josepha Conrada (Conventions, stereotypes and illusions. Relations between men and women in Joseph Conrad’s prose) by Monika Malessa-Drohomirecka – a long-standing curator at the Jagiellonian University’s Joseph Conrad Research Centre – is due out in late November, to be released by the Universitas publishing house. The Krakow Festival Office has provided patronage to the publication.
Joseph Conrad addressed the interactions between men and women, and he also introduced e.g. the convention of femme fatale into his novels. The writer used his characters to present the solitude of an individual and vividly depicted the gap between genders. The author of ironic Chance reduced a deep feeling to a disappointing mistake. Relations between men and women in Conrad’s fiction are described by Monika Malessa-Drohomirecka – literary historian, PhD in Literature Studies, member of the Polish Joseph Conrad Society – in her book Konwencje, stereotypy, złudzenia. Relacje kobiet i mężczyzn w prozie Josepha Conrada.
The publication has been co-financed by the Polish Joseph Conrad Society and the Faculty of Polish Studies, Jagiellonian University.
The Krakow Festival Office became a partner of the publication.
More information here.
Premiere: 30 November 2017.