New Essay Collection from Manchester UP

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…

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New title in Elements series. Carnivals of Ruin: Beckett, Ireland, and the Festival Form by Trish McTighe

The latest title in Cambridge University Press Elements in Beckett Studies series has just been released. Carnivals of Ruin: Beckett, Ireland, and the Festival Form examines and contextualizes the long history of mounting festivals of Beckett’s work in the country of his birth. The summary suggests that the phenomenon of ‘festivalising’ Beckett in Ireland ‘might…

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Beckett & Poetry/y La Poesía: 7th Annual Conference of the Samuel Beckett Society. Buenos Aires, 26-28 October 2022

The 7th annual Conference of the Samuel Beckett Society takes place this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Taking Beckett and Poetry as its theme, the conference will allow for an exploration of Beckett as poet and the broader themes of poetics within his oeuvre. The event includes papers in English and Spanish further enhancing the…

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Trinity College Dublin announces inaugural Beckett Creative Fellows

The School of English at Trinity College Dublin has announced that it will be hosting Niamh Campbell and Nathan O’Donnell as the inaugural Beckett Creative Fellows this coming academic year, 2022-23. This scheme is a collaboration with the Samuel Beckett Research Centre at the University of Reading, which has pioneered a series of Creative Fellowships since 2017. Through…

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The Katharine Worth Travel Bursary 2023 now open for applications

The Beckett International Foundation at the University of Reading is delighted to invite applications for the Katharine Worth travel bursary, in honour of the renowned Beckett scholar, Professor Katharine Worth, who donated her Beckett archive to the University of Reading.  The archive includes a beautifully detailed maquette by Peter Snow of a version of his stage design…

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Beckett and Pinter talk cricket in a new online play

Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter were long-time friends and correspondents who shared an interest in, among other subjects, the quintessentially English game of cricket. Although both achieved the honour of being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, Pinter envied the fact that Beckett had been listed in Wisden Cricketer’s Almanck by dint of his appearance…

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Job announcement: Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Editing Beckett: University of Oxford – English Faculty

Applications are invited for a part-time (0.8FTE) Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work with Professor Dirk Van Hulle and his Co-Investigator on the project ‘Editing Beckett: Towards a Bilingual Digital Genetic Edition of Samuel Beckett’s Works’. This post will be fixed-term until 28 February 2025, and it is anticipated that the appointee will start on 1…

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