Institut del Teatre, Barcelona · 21-26 July, 2013

The Samuel Beckett Working Group will be meeting at FIRT/IFTR International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Conference

Papers to be presented at the Working Group are distributed and read by all the participants ahead of the meeting. At the Working Group session presenters give short resumes of their work, followed by a lengthy discussion period (each presenter has 45 minutes in all). This is an extremely effective method, which allows ideas to be discussed, debated and evaluated, with participants suggesting directions for presenters’ works-in-progress. There is limited space for presenters, so do get in touch as soon as possible to guarantee a place; there will also be a limited space for auditors, who would also be sent the papers to read, and be encouraged to engage in the discussions during the sessions.

Call for Papers

The Working Group topic will be ‘Samuel Beckett in the Twenty-first Century.’ This topic covers areas such as

  • New experiments in the theatre
  • Approaches to different media
  • Adaptations from one medium to another
  • New challenge to the existing traditions
  • Historicizing Beckett
  • Beckett and Music, Visual Art, and Film
  • New Critical Approaches to Beckett

If you are interested in joining the Working Group in Barcelona, please do get in touch; you need to send a title and a short abstract by 31 December 2012 to Julie Campbell (co-convenor):

Papers (length 5,000 words) are to be distributed by the end of May 2013.

For information about the general conference, fees, and housing, check the
 IFTR website – also check the Beckett working group page. [Read More]

Published in The Beckett Circle, Autumn 2012.

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Posted by:Rhys Tranter

Rhys Tranter is a writer based in Cardiff, Wales, UK. He is the author of Beckett's Late Stage (2018), and his work has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, The Spectator, and a number of books and periodicals. He holds a BA, MA, and a PhD in English Literature. His website is a personal journal offering commentary and analysis across literature, film, music, and the arts.

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