1er Concurso Internacional de Ensayos en español para jóvenes investigadores sobre la obra de Samuel Beckett/1st International Essay Competition in Spanish for Early Research Scholars

[English translation available at bottom of page] Con el aval institucional de The Samuel Beckett Society y organizado por el SeminarioBeckett México (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana), el grupo de investigaciónLindisfarne (Universidad de Almería, España) y la revista Beckettiana (Universidad deBuenos Aires, Argentina) se hace un llamado a participar del 1er Concurso Internacionalde Ensayos en español para…

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The 7th International Annual Conference of The Samuel Beckett Society: ‘Beckett & Poetry/Beckett & La Poesía’. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 26-28 October, 2022

The 7th International Annual conference of the Samuel Beckett Society will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 26-28 October, 2022 with ‘Beckett and Poety/Beckett y La Poesía’ as its theme. Under the title “Beckett & poetry”, we seek to investigate and debate the role played in Beckett studies by different critical approaches to his…

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Call for Papers: Samuel Beckett Working Group, International Federation for Theatre Research. IFTR World Congress, 20-24 June 2022, Reykjavik.

The Samuel Beckett Working Group will be meeting at the IFTR International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Conference 2022. IFTR 2022’s conference theme, Shifting Centres (In the Middle of Nowhere), is apposite for the Samuel Beckett Working Group, as well as for our times (https://iftr.org/conference/call-for-papers). Beckett’s work has spoken readily to many over the last two…

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Conference Update: Spectral Landscapes: Absence, Trauma & Nationhood. University of Reading, 4-5 November, 2021.

Spectral Landscapes: Absence, Trauma & Nationhood is a two-day inter-disciplinary conference hosted by the University of Reading which aims to explore questions of spectrality, trauma, hauntings and landscape in connection to national and social identity in Beckett’s works. The two-day event, which forms part of Reading’s annual Beckett Week and runs on 4-5 November, 2021,…

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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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