112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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How Magic Problematizes Evil in Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Renee Grodsky, California State University, Los Angeles

In Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Kurtz serves as a magical figure, casting a spell on all around him through his mesmerizing voice and indomitable will. Marlow’s quest is laden with fantastic elements that support familiar archetypes and utilize symbols of the fantastic to problematize a journey into the human soul.