University of Chicago First Friday Lecture Series

Friday, August 2 • Free Admission • 12:15pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater

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Hosted by the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults. Lectures are offered at 12:15pm on the first Friday of every month except July, in the Claudia Cassidy Theater of the Chicago Cultural Center.

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The White Man's Peril: Heart of Darkness as Conrad's Reply to Kipling

August 2, 12:15pm

Today often considered both anti-imperialist and profoundly racist, Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness can be understood as simultaneously affirming and rejecting the "imperial logic" epitomized in Rudyard Kipling's contemporaneous poem "The White Man's Burden." This lecture will attempt to offer a holistic interpretation of Conrad's novella that makes sense of its apparent internal contradictions by examining Kipling's "imperial logic" and Conrad's critique of it—a critique grounded in the profoundly multivalent contention at Heart of Darkness's unspoken, "horrific" core: that "Whiteness is only skin-deep."

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Adam Rose has taught in the Basic Program since 1993, and is a former staff chair of the program. He is primarily interested in the ways texts affect human life. He is the recipient of the 2007 Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies Excellence in Teaching Award.

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