Talk Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Heart of Darkness: Joseph Conrad's Colonialism

Join Harvard professor and historian of the British Empire, Maya Jasanoff and V&A Director Tristram Hunt for a discussion about Jasanoff's ground-breaking new book The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World, and how Conrad's work resonates today

  • Wednesday, 1 November 2017

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Tickets cost £15.00

Heart of Darkness: Joseph Conrad's Colonialism photo

Migration, terrorism, colonialism, and multinational capitalism: the forces transforming today's world shaped the life and work of Joseph Conrad at the dawn of the twentieth century. In a brilliant new interpretation of one of Britain's greatest authors, Harvard historian Maya Jasanoff describes Conrad as a prophet of globalization. Join her for a compelling blend of history, biography, and travelogue that explores Conrad's world as a harbinger of our own.