How to get involved

In collaboration with the Samuel Beckett Society, Arizona State University will host an international conference at the Clarendon Hotel in Phoenix, AZ on February 19th and 20th, 2015. The inaugural conference of the Samuel Beckett Society will bring together new, emerging, and established perspectives on the Nobel laureate’s writing for a sustained exchange of ideas. Distinguished Professor David Lloyd will deliver a keynote address; ASU will present a concert at the Arizona Irish Cultural Centering, featuring pieces associated with Beckett and his work; and a roundtable session will focus on Beckett and the digital humanities.

Conference Registration
We have set up an easy online registration system for the conference. Please navigate to our Reg Online site and sign up ($175 for faculty; $100 for students) at your earliest convenience.

Samuel Beckett Society Membership
All non-ASU affiliated attendees must be current members of the Samuel Beckett Society ($35 per year faculty; $20 per year students). If you are not a member, please visit the SBS Membership Page.

We have secured a discounted conference rate of $139 per night at the Clarendon Hotel. February is peak season in the Phoenix area, so please reserve your room as soon as possible. Space is limited. For more information, please visit the accommodations page of the official conference website.

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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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