Immerse yourself in a classic work of literature.
March 8-9, 2019 | Bowdoin College
Exploring Joseph Conrad's Nostromo
Rebellion, ambition, empire—Nostromo depicts to pervasive impact on commercial exploitation in a South American republic on the remote pacific coast.
- Christopher GoGwilt (Fordham University and former President of Joseph Conrad Society of America)
“Viva Costaguana!”: The Place of the Parrot in Nostromo
- Lillian Nayder (Bates College)
Conrad, Nostromo, and gender
- Nadia V. Celis (Bowdoin College)
Conrad, Colombia, and Gabriel García Márquez
- Declan Kiely (New York Public Library)
Conrad’s Nostromo: The Fascination of What’s Difficult
- Javier Cikota (Bowdoin College)
South American History through the lens of Nostromo
- Winter Weekend kicks off at 5PM on Friday, March 8, in Kresge Auditorium on the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick.
- Our keynote speaker for 2019 is Christopher GoGwilt, President of the Joseph Conrad Society of American and Professor of English at Fordham University.
- The evening is rounded out with a cocktail reception and dinner, a taste of the time and culture reflected in Nostromo.
- The festivities continue at 9AM on Saturday, March 9, and includes a continental breakfast, presentations by four scholars, and lunch.
We’re offering four registration options for Winter Weekend 2019, including a special Saturday only rate for librarians, teachers, and students. Registration includes:
- A copy of Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo
- Background readings
- CEUs for teachers (3 credits/30 hours)
The Brunswick Inn is offering a discounted price to Winter Weekend participants. Participants can mention Winter Weekend 2019 when they call to reserve a room.
Winter Weekend takes place in Kresge Auditorium, on the lower level of the Visual Arts Building. Meals will be taken at Thorne Dining Hall. A map of the Bowdoin campus can be found on their website.