Friday, 29 December
523. Conrad and Class
3:30–4:45 p.m., 413, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Joseph Conrad Society of America
Presiding: Brian Richardson, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
1. “Class Status and the Authority of the Word in Conrad,” Mark A. Wollaeger, Vanderbilt Univ.
2. “Sympathy for the Devil: Conrad’s Anarchists and His Critique of Class,” Richard Jeffrey Ruppel, Chapman Univ.
3. “The Working Class? Socialism and Gender in The Secret Agent,” Elizabeth Carolyn Miller, Ohio Univ., Athens
4. “No Bodies to Be Kicked: The Ghostly Fraternity of Donkin and the British Board of Trade,” Brian Artese, Agnes Scott Coll.
Respondent: Peter Mallios, Univ. of Maryland, College Park