Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad in a Global World: Maya Jasanoff in Conversation with Pericles Lewis

Thursday, September 14

4:00 PM

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street, Room 38-39 (lower level)
New Haven  Connecticut  06511
United States
Free & open to the public

The Beinecke’s original manuscript of modernist masterpiece The Heart of Darkness will be on display during this discussion of Conrad’s life and work (as well as Jasanoff's forthcoming book, The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World, which will be published by Penguin Press in November 2017). Introduced by Kevin Repp, curator of Modern European Books and Manuscripts.

Pericles Lewis, Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University, serves as Vice President for Global Strategy and Deputy Provost for International Affairs. Reporting to the President and the Provost, he is responsible for ensuring that the broader global initiatives of the university serve Yale’s academic goals and priorities. From 2012 to 2017, he served as founding president of Yale-NUS College, a collaboration between Yale and the National University of Singapore. Lewis earned his B.A. with first-class honors in English from McGill University in 1990 and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Stanford University in 1997. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, he joined the Yale faculty in 1998. An expert on literary modernism, he is the author or editor of six books and has written for academic journals as well as The Chronicle of Higher Education, Times Higher Education, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Kevin Repp is curator of Modern European Books and Manuscripts at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Co-sponsored by the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the English Department.