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Joseph Conrad's fiction plays witness to the struggle of a new political formation: The West. Culture.pl presents an academic paper by Josiane Paccaud-Huguet which analyses how two of Conrad's works register these changes.

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What does the form of Conrad's writing say about the content of his novels? Culture.pl presents Anne Luyat's analysis of Joseph Conrad's language use and portrayal of political evolution.

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To what extent can we say that Joseph Conrad is read differently in his adopted Britain and his native Poland? Culture.pl presents an academic paper by Andrzej Busza which unpacks his own relationship to Conrad's works, Conrad's relationship to Flaubert and Dostoevsky, and how readerships can be framed across national boundaries.

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Peter Lancelot Mallios spoke with famous literary critic and Conradian, Edward Said, in his offices in 2003. Culture.pl presents Mallios' report and transcript of their enlightening conversation.

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Edward Said was not only an innovator of postcolonial theory, but a keen Conradian as well. Culture.pl presents an academic paper by Jacek Gutorow on Said's relationship with the work of this most European of writers: Joseph Conrad.

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In what ways was Joseph Conrad involved in the politics of his day? Culture.pl presents an academic paper by Sylvère Monod which reviews the full scope of Conrad's work to present his perspective on European politics at the turn of the 20th-century.

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Do Conrad's African characters speak? And if so, what do they say? Culture.pl presents an academic paper by Joanna Kurowska on the utterances found in Conrad's African novels and addresses their overall significance to his representation of Africa and Africans.

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Joseph Conrad's exploration of European national identities included relations between the English and the French. Culture.pl presents an academic paper by Fiona Tomkinson which analyses the ways in which Conrad approaches national stereotypes in The Rover and Suspense.

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How can we speak of European identity in Joseph Conrad's signature novels? Culture.pl presents an academic paper by Jakob Lothe which argues how the narrative structure of Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim construct the identity of its characters.

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Joseph Conrad's overlooked piece The Heroic Age features famous British admiral Horatio Nelson. Culture.pl presents an academic paper by Keith Carabine which addresses Conrad's sense of his Polishness and Europeaness while writing about this most English of subjects.

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Still from "Almayer's Folly", Directed by Chantal Akerman, 2011, photo: NFS

What were the linguistic influences of one of the greatest English language literary figures? Culture.pl presents an academic paper by Tanya Gokulsing that addresses Conrad's knowledge of French and Polish and the impact on his writing style.

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Who were the Europeans Joseph Conrad encountered during his travels in Africa? Culture.pl presents an academic text by Gene M. Moore on the real-life figures the famous author met, and sometimes fictionalised, in his influential works.

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Joseph Conrad's idea of England and Englishness was formed early in his career. Culture.pl presents an academic paper by Allan H. Simmons addressing Conrad's engagement with his adoptive country as part of shaping his identity and writings.

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Unbeknownst to many of his readers, Joseph Conrad spent his formative years in Kraków. Culture.pl presents an academic paper by Grażyna Branny situating Conrad there and examining the potential threads that wove through the city, Conrad himself, and his writings.

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Joseph Conrad's A Personal Record serves as a document of identity construction at a time when the modern-day idea of 'Europe' and 'The West' were being shaped. Culture.pl presents an academic paper by Asako Nakai which explores the parallels between writing about a self at a time when the idea of writing as a European was undergoing a transformation.

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