The Samuel Beckett Society is an international organization of scholars, students, directors, actors and others who share an interest in the work of Samuel Beckett. Honorary Trustees are Edward Beckett, John Calder, J. M. Coetzee, Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Lois More Overbeck, John Fletcher and James Knowlson.

Become a Member

The Society provides opportunities for members to meet and exchange information. Membership includes subscription to The Beckett Circle, the newsletter of the Society published twice yearly. Members of the SBS are also eligible for a subscription to the Journal of Beckett Studies at a reduced rate; please go to for more information. Additionally, SBS members receive a 50% discount on the price of individual issues of Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui; please go to and on checkout, enter the code SBTA50. The annual meeting of the Society’s Executive Board is held during the MLA Annual Convention. Donations over and above the membership fee are welcome and are tax deductible.

Membership and dues:

  • One year: $35
  • Two years: $60
  • Students: $20 (one year only)

Checks made out to the Samuel Beckett Society are accepted in the following forms:

  • US dollars drawn on US banks, or a money orders in US dollars
  • Canadian dollars drawn on Canadian banks
  • Pounds sterling, drawn on British banks
  • Euros drawn on banks from the European Monetary Union
  • Checks in Japanese yen, Australian dollars or any other widely traded
    currency, so long as they are drawn on a bank using that currency

Membership and subscription dues can also be paid by credit or debit card online through the SBS PayPal account. Make your choice between a one-year, a two-year or a student membership, and click on ‘pay now’. You will be taken to the PayPal website to complete your payment.

Membership Enquiries

For membership enquiries, write to the President of the Samuel Beckett Society:

Dr Daniela Caselli
Division of English, American Studies, and Creative Writing
Samuel Alexander Building
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL