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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Call For Papers. LOST BODIES: Beckett, Gender & Sexuality. Trinity College Dublin, 7-8 July

A call for papers has been announced by the organisers of ‘LOST BODIES: Beckett, Gender and Sexuality’ a conference to be held in Trinity College Dublin on July 7-8, 2022. The enforced cancelation of the Beckett Society’s 2020 annual conference scheduled for Bordeaux, titled  “‘Stepping down into the sexpit’: Sex and Gender in Samuel Beckett’s Work’…

Read More