New Publication: Beckett and the Cognitive Method: Mind, Models, and Exploratory Narratives by Marco Bernini. OUP, 2022.

Oxford University Press has just published a new monograph by Marco Bernini. Titled Beckett and the Cognitive Method: Mind, Models, and Exploratory Narratives, the author argues ‘that Samuel Beckett’s narrative work, rather than just expressing or rendering mental states, inaugurates an exploratory use of narrative as an introspective modeling technology’ and that ‘Beckett pioneered a…

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New Publication: Absorption and Theatricality: On Ghost Trio by Conor Carville

The latest publciation in the Cambridge Elements in Beckett series is titled Absorption and Theatricality: On Ghost Trio and comes from the University of Reading’s Conor Carville. It is a welcome intervention on such a lightly studied work and promises to encourage further research in the area. As the publisher’s note asserts: ‘Samuel Beckett’s 1976…

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Call for Papers for Proposed Edited Volume: Samuel Beckett and the 21st Century Novel

A call for papers has been issued by ibidem-verlag’s ‘Samuel Beckett in Company’ series editor, Paul Stewart, Professor of Literature, University of Nicosia, for a proposed edited volume with the title Samuel Beckett and the 21st Century Novel. Professor Stewart writes: ‘Beckett’s influence on an older generation of novelists, such as Coetzee, Banville, Auster and…

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A new Spanish translation of Lessness/Sans

A new Spanish translation of Lessness/Sans has been announced by Árdora Ediciones in Madrid. The volume is novel in that it contains four versions of the same text: Beckett’s original Sans (1969), followed by its translation into Spanish by Loreto Casado, and Beckett’s original Lessness (1970), followed by its translation into Spanish by José Francisco Fernández. Fernández explained the…

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New Title: Samuel Beckett and Technology. Eds Galina Kiryushina, Einat Adar & Mark Nixon (Edinburgh University Press)

Coming imminently from Edinburgh University Publishing is Samuel Beckett and Technology, edited by Galina Kiryushina, Einat Adar and Mark Nixon. Drawn from the conference of the same name which was held in Charles University, Prague in 2018, this new volume aims for ‘a comprehensive discussion of the role technology plays in shaping Beckett’s trademark aesthetics’ by…

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Two new books on Beckett and translation

This autumn sees the publication of two books which address the issue of translation in Beckett’s oeuvre. Samuel Beckett and Translation (Palgrave), edited by José Francisco Fernández and Mar Garre García adresses a number of themes including Beckett’s self-translations, translations of other authors and the poetics of translation, in a collection comprising thirteen chapters followed…

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New Publication: Beckett and Buddhism by Angela Moorjani

Beckett and Buddhism is a new work from Cambridge University Press by long-time Beckett scholar and Society member Angela Moorjani . Drawing on letters and archives along with recent studies of Buddhist thought and Schopenhauer’s knowledge of it, the book charts the Buddhist concepts circling through Beckett’s visions of the ‘human predicament’. Moorjani offers an…

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