The Samuel Beckett Society is sad to learn of the death of French literary critic Pascale Casanova, familiar to many Beckett scholars as the author of Samuel Beckett: Anatomy of a Literary Revolution. Our thoughts are with her family during this difficult period.
David Damrosch of Harvard University made the following public announcement concerning Casanova’s death:
To honor Pascale’s memory and to further the ongoing assessment of her work, we are planning a plenary session at our upcoming IWL session at Harvard next July, devoted to her scholarship and impact. This will be followed by a special issue of the Journal of World Literature in 2020, which will be co-edited by Gisèle Sapiro and Delia Ungureanu. We invite submissions for this special issue; inquiries can be addressed to Delia Ungureanu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, The Samuel Beckett Society welcomes tributes and recollections of Casanova from friends, family, fans, and well-wishers, for publication in our official newsletter, The Beckett Circle. If you would like to share your own tribute, please get in touch using the form below. Thank you.