The Worlds of Joseph Conrad – a lecture by Maya Jasanoff
On November 13, leading historian and author Maya Jasanoff will deliver a lecture based on her award-winning book, The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World.
Jasanoff will present Joseph Conrad, the influential Modern writer, as a prophet of globalization — an author who explored the tensions of global capitalism, encroaching imperialism and unprecedented migration which still characterize our global world. She’ll delve into her process of writing this book, which brought her sailing across the Indian Ocean and down the Congo River.
Join us at the Faculty Club of Montreal, and mingle with an audience of authors, historians and history-lovers during a cocktail before the lecture begins.
Register at cundillprize.com/lecture
On the speaker —
Maya Jasanoff is Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard University and resident faculty at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. She is the author of several prize-winning books, including The Dawn Watch, which won the US$75,000 Cundill History Prize in 2018.
On the prize —
Administered by McGill University, the Cundill History Prize is the richest international award for non-fiction. The prize celebrates the work of historians that turn outstanding scholarship into beautifully told narratives that stimulate, excite and challenge us.