A colloquium in honour of the Beckett pioneer Rosemary Pountney is to be held at Jesus College, Oxford on 28 January 2022. Launching the Cambridge University Press series ‘Elements in Beckett Studies’, the event will include contributions from authors whose work has already been published in the series over the past year.

The series is a part of Cambridge University Press’ new programme entitled ‘Elements’, which publishes work between 20,000-30,000 words. It aims to publish peer-reviewed research that warrants more space than most journals can accommodate, but equally does not yield enough material for a full-length monograph. The series’ remit is to publish new and innovative research in Beckett Studies, and as such it is aimed mainly at Beckett scholars and students. Four Elements will be published each year and will be available in digital and print formats.

The editors look forward to receiving proposals for future Elements; asking those interested to forward a two-page proposal with an overall outline of the project and a proposed table of contents, as well as a proposed delivery date. If you have any queries about the Elements in Beckett Studies, please contact both series editors via email: m.nixon@reading.ac.uk / dirk.vanhulle@ell.ox.ac.uk

Entrance to the colloquium is free but those who wish to attend must register here.


10:30 Coffee and registration

10:50 Dirk Van Hulle and Mark Nixon: Introduction

11:00 Anna McMullan (University of Reading):

Beckett’s Intermedial Ecosystems

12:00 Jonathan Heron (University of Warwick) and Nicholas Johnson (Trinity College Dublin):

Experimental Beckett: Contemporary Performance Practices

13:00 Lunch break

14:00 Olga Beloborodova (University of Antwerp):

Postcognitivist Beckett

15:00 Shane Weller (University of Kent):

Citizens of Nowhere: Beckett and Cultural Nationalism

16:00 Reception

Paulina Kewes and Jonathan Heron pay tribute to Rosemary Pountney, Lecturer in English at Jesus College (1984-2002)

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