An announcement from the Samuel Beckett Society

Dear Friends and Colleagues

For those of you who will be travelling to the pleasant climate of Chicago to attend the MLA Convention next week (9-12 January), may I draw your attention to the two panels organised by the Samuel Beckett Society:

Samuel Beckett’s Fiction and the Vulnerability of Literary Forms (Chair: Michael D’Arcy)
10:15 a.m. on 11 January 2014 in O’Hare, Chicago Marriott

1. Seán Kennedy (Saint Mary’s University, Halifax): ‘Echo’s Bones: Beckett, Yeats, and the Degeneration of Form’
2. Michael D’Arcy (Xavier University): ‘Beckett’s ‘Trilogy’ and the Vulnerability of the Novel’
3. Mark Nixon (University of Reading) ‘“Beckett’s ‘Work in Regress” – Rewriting Literary Forms’

Beckett, Art and Aesthetics (Chair: Mark Nixon)
12:00 noon on 12 January 2014 in Lincolnshire, Chicago Marriott

1. Georgina Nugent-Folan (Trinity College Dublin): ‘“Each part is as important as the whole”: Samuel Beckett’s Cézanne, Gertrude Stein’s Cézanne’
2. Conor Carville (University of Reading): ‘Samuel Beckett and German Art’
3. Ronan McDonald (University of New South Wales) ‘“Lovely Beyond Words”: Beckett and Evaluative Reticence’

Finally, we will be having an informal get-together at the Emerald Loop ( on Saturday 11 January, from 7.30pm onward. Do join us! Any queries, don’t hesitate to contact me –

Mark Nixon (President, Samuel Beckett Society)

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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