Beckett’s Afterlives: Adaptation, remediation, appropriation

Coming in February from Manchester University Press is a collection of essays dealing with the numerous and various adaptations of Beckett’s works. Edited by Jonathan Bignell, Pim Verhulst and Anna McMullan, the volume is is the first book-length study dedicated to this creative phenomenon. Its pre-publication description promisies a volume which will employ ‘interrelated concepts of adaptation, remediation and appropriation to reflect on Beckett’s own evolving approach to crossing genre boundaries and to analyse the ways in which contemporary artists across different media and diverse cultural contexts – including the UK, Europe, the USA and Latin America – continue to engage with Beckett. The book offers fresh insights into how his work has kept inspiring both practitioners and audiences in the twenty-first century, operating through methodologies and approaches that aim to facilitate and establish the study of modern-day adaptations, not just of Beckett but other (multimedia) authors as well’.

An impressive list of contributors includes chapters from Katherine Weiss, Feargal Whelan, Trish McTighe & Kurt Taroff, Dúnlaith Bird, Derval Tubridy, David Houston Jones, Olga Beloborodova, Evelyne Clavier, Luz María Sánchez Cardona, S.E. Gontarski, Graley Herren, Luciana Tamas & Eckart Voigts, Paul Stewart, and also from the volume editors.

Full details available here.

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