Liberty, Autocracy, and Violence in Early Twentieth-Century Europe: Joseph Conrad’s “Under Western Eyes” and Some Contemporaries


The conference considered such themes as the perversion of human liberty by ideology, and whether liberty can be achieved through violence through reading Conrad's Under Western Eyes and some theoretical works from the same period.


Conference Readings

Bakunin, Michael. Statism and Anarchy. Edited by Marshall Shatz. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990; 2005.

Bakunin, Michael. God and the State. Edited by Paul Avrich. New York: Dover Publications, 1970.

Conrad, Joseph. Under Western Eyes. Edited by Jenny Bak. Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, 2003.

Conrad, Joseph. Notes on Life and Letters. London: Dent, 1949.

Hulme, T. E. The Collected Writings of T. E. Hulme. Edited by Karen Csengeri. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994; 2001.

Sorel, Georges. Reflections on Violence. Edited by Jeremy Jennings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.