The Secret Agent (Joseph Conrad)

Cover of the First Edition.

Creina Mansfield and Martin Jervis

Published in 1907, Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent deals with the realities of terrorism in London during the latter Victorian period. Critics and the intelligence community alike acknowledge the sheer power and brilliance of Conrad’s evocation of the urban terrorist phenomenon. Indeed, his novel is as relevant today as it was in the Edwardian period, and still provides important lessons to understanding the psyche of urban terrorist organizers.




Lecture One:                 The Threat from Within:  Special Branch and Victorian Urban Terrorism (MJ)

Lecture Two:              Joseph Conrad:
Ex-patriot, Sailor and Novelist (CM)

Lecture Three:       The Threat from Without:
MI5, Espionage, Anarchism and Terrorism (MJ)

Lecture Four:         The Secret Agent: An Ironic Tale (CM)

Dayschool: Monday, 26 June 2017         Time: 10am-4pm

Cross Street Chapel
Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL

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