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Saturday, 27 December

94. Conrad’s Haunted Imagination

5:15–6:30 p.m., Continental 1, Hilton

Program arranged by the Joseph Conrad Society of America

Presiding: Vanessa Burrows, Chapman Univ.; Richard Jeffrey Ruppel, Chapman Univ.

1. “‘Matter That Never Dies’: Conrad’s Material Ghosts,” David McWhirter, Texas A&M Univ., College Station

2. “Subjects without a Substance: Gender, Race, Ideology, and Psychic Disposession in Heart of Darkness,” Nidesh Lawtoo, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

3. “Specters, Spells, and Vampires: The Role of the Gothic in Heart of Darkness and Nostromo,” Vanessa Burrows

4. “‘Harlequin Gives Me the Creeps’: Conrad’s Demons, Female Voracity, and Colonial Exorcism,” Agata Szczeszak-Brewer, Wabash Coll.

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