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.Read More
The Samuel Beckett Society is pleased to offer 4 travel bursaries of the value of £300 each to Early Career Researchers wishing to attend the annual conference in Mexico City in November 2018.
‘Early Career Researcher’ describes any scholar of any nationality not yet holding a permanent salaried position. Your contribution must have already been accepted by the Conference Organisers.
Please send a 400-word description of your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 September 2018. An anonymous committee of Beckett scholars will rank the proposals and the Society will get back to you via e-mail by 11 September 2018.Read More
The Samuel Beckett Society is sad to learn of the death of British publisher John Calder, a strong supporter of Beckett’s writing and a close personal friend. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.
The Society welcomes tributes and recollections of Calder from friends, family, fans, and well-wishers, for publication in the official newsletter, The Beckett Circle. If you would like to share your own tribute, please get in touch using the form. Thank you.Read More
Inside This Issue
Authorised Beckett biographer James Knowlson shares previously unpublished insights into Beckett’s most famous play; Michael Coffey reviews two distinctive Beckett productions in New York City; Gabriel Quigley sits down with the artistic director of Company SJ, Sarah Jane Scaife; Rhys Tranter asks Beckett scholar Paul Stewart about his decision to appear in a production of Krapp’s Last Tape; and much moreRead More
The Beckett International Foundation invites applications for the 2018 Katharine Worth Travel Bursary to visit the Beckett Archive at the University of ReadingRead More
April 13th marks 112 years since the birth of Irish writer, playwright, and Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett. To celebrate, we at the Samuel Beckett Society have assembled a collection of links to celebrate his life, work, and legacy. Enjoy!Read More
The Fourth Beckett Society Conference will take place in Mexico City, on 7-10 November 2018. ‘Transdisciplinary Beckett’ is especially interested in recognising the role that radio, television, theatre, music, the arts, sciences, and technologies play in Beckett Studies.
Samuel Beckett is a precursor in the creation of transdisciplinary works. He travelled between languages [English-French-German], genres [narrative, poetry, theatre, essay], and media [radio, television, cinema]. His work has been studied and applied across different perspectives and disciplines, ranging from literature, philosophy, and media, to political sciences, music, and contemporary art practices. Carrying out a transdisciplinary approach allows us to re-conceptualize Beckett as an author who found in different technologies and electronic languages new ways to think about our present time.Read More
A multi-award-winning author will set out to create a new piece of creative work inspired by Samuel Beckett after being confirmed as the University of Reading’s first Beckett Creative Fellow.Read More
Inside the latest issue: Authorised Beckett biographer James Knowlson shares previously unpublished insights into Beckett’s busy routine; Rodney Sharkey recounts his time collaborating with prison inmates on Endgame and Waiting for Godot; Hannah Simpson talks to actress Jess Thom about her recent production of Not I, where Thom reflects on how her experiences with Tourette’s syndrome inform her performance as Mouth; Jonathan Heron pays tribute to the late Rosemary Pountney with an account of the End/Lessness project; Zoe Gosling attends an innovative performance and panel centring on the late prose text, Company; and Derval Tubridy attends an evening of Beckett and contemporary art hosted by The Wallace Collection.Read More
We are pleased to announce that the new issue of the Journal of Beckett Studies (26.1) has now been published. The issue contains a special dossier entitled ‘Post-Archival Beckett: Genre, Process, Value’, guest edited by Paul Sheehan. We attach a Table of Contents for your information.Read More