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Thursday, 30 December

764. Conrad in the Twenty-First Century

1:45–3:00 p.m., 410, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Joseph Conrad Society of America

Presiding: Andrea White, California State Univ., Dominguez Hills

1. “Terror, Terrorism, and Horror in Heart of Darkness,” Frances Singh, Hostos Community Coll., City Univ. of New York

2. “Homeland Insecurity: Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent,” Cristina M. Mathews, Bloomsburg Univ.

3. “‘The Ends of the Earth’: Globalization and Its Discontents in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness,” John D. McIntyre, Trent Univ.

4. “The Voice of Comedy in Joseph Conrad and Primo Levi,” Debra Romanick Baldwin, Univ. of Dallas

5. “Of Trifles and Trade: Conrad and Globalization,” Deborah L. Shapple, Univ. of Pennsylvania

6. “‘Whirr’ Is King: International Capital and the Paradox of Consciousness in Typhoon,” Nels Christian Pearson, Tennessee State Univ.

Respondent: Carola M. Kaplan, California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona

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