Conrad in the Twenty-First Century: Contemporary Approaches and Perspectives

Synopsis

Reading Conrad Now is a collection of original essays by leading Conrad scholars that rereads Conrad in light of his representations of post-colonialism, of empire, imperialism, and of modernism and modernity-questions that are once again relevant today. The collection is framed by an introduction by J. Hillis Miller, one of the most important literary critics today, and a concluding extensive interview with Edward Said (one of his final interviews before his death on September 25, 2003), the most prominent postcolonial critic-addressing his lifelong fascination with Conrad. Reading Conrad Now will be essential reading for anyone seeking a contemporary introduction to this great writer, and will be of great interest to scholars working with Conrad in a variety of fields including literary studies, cultural studies, ethnic and area studies, and postcolonial studies.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • J. Hillis Miller
  • Geoffrey Galt Harpham
  • Benita Parry
  • Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan
  • Mark Wollaeger
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2005