Academic journal article Conradiana

Editor's Note

Academic journal article Conradiana

Editor's Note

Article excerpt

This is the first of two issues of Conradiana devoted to papers from the meeting of the Joseph Conrad Society of America at Colgate University, August 6-9, 1998. The scholarly and critical work presented at the conference testifies to the quality, intellectual range, and international scope of Conrad studies today. From those fifty-one papers, we have selected seventeen that represent especially well the vigor and variety of the conference and of Conrad studies.

This issue begins with Neill R. Joy's account of the conference itself. Professor Joy and his Colgate colleagues made the occasion a pleasure. His graciousness and acumen reconfirmed one's faith in the idea of a community of scholars. His account is followed by the first of the two plenary papers, Frederick R. Karl on what we will learn about Conrad's life from the last three volumes of the Letters. (The second of these issues will begin with Andrea White's plenary paper.) After Karl come, in order, the historian M. …

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