主 讲 人： Prof. John Peters ( University of North Texas )
John G. Peters, a University Distinguished Research Professor at the University of North Texas, is past President of the Joseph Conrad Society of America and current Editor of Conradiana.. His books include Joseph Conrad’s Critical Reception (Cambridge 2013), The Cambridge Introduction to Joseph Conrad (2006), Conrad and Impressionism (Cambridge 2001), and the Norton critical edition of Conrad’s The Secret Sharer and Other Stories (2015). His articles have appeared in such journals as Philosophy and Literature, College Literature, Studies in the Novel, Studies in Short Fiction, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Victorian Review, and English Language Notes. He has also translated into English the Japanese poet Takamura Kōtarō’s book The Chieko Poems (2007).
John G. Peters，美国北德克萨斯大学教授，曾任美国约瑟夫康拉德协会主席，现任《康德拉研究》主编。出版著作《康拉德文学批评接受》（剑桥大学出版社，2013）Joseph Conrad’s Critical Reception （Cambridge 2013），《剑桥康拉德导论》（2006）The Cambridge Introduction to Joseph Conrad (2006), 《康拉德与印象主义》，2001）Conrad and Impressionism (Cambridge 2001), and诺顿批评版康拉德的《秘密分享者及其他故事》（2015）the Norton critical edition of Conrad’s The Secret Sharer and Other Stories (2015)。先后在Philosophy and Literature,College Literature,Studies in the Novel, Studies in Short Fiction, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Victorian Review, and English Language Notes等期刊上发表学术论文。曾将日本诗人高村恭太郎的著作《The Chieko Poems》（2007）翻译成英文。
发言提要：Much has been written on Joseph Conrad’s use his character Marlow to narrate Heart of Darkness. These commentaries have made valuable contributions to the study of the novella, but this essay investigates what happens when Marlow does not narrate – when he is instead silent. It is in Marlow’s silences, the gaps between what is said and what is unsaid, that meaning can be found. In short, in the absence of narration important moments of narration can occur: when the reader discovers truths that cannot be found within the narrator’s narrative itself – an incremental procession toward questions concerning the nature of knowledge, the nature of existence, and the nature of the universe.