Book Reviews

Recent Publications Jennifer Jeffers, Beckett’s Masculinity. Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 216pp. £54. $84. Jennifer Jeffers’ book represents an important first attempt to study Beckett’s masculinity in a sustained manner, and joins a growing number of publications addressing Irish masculinities. Joe Valente’s recent The Myth of Manliness in Irish National Culture (2011) has set the bar…

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New and Forthcoming

Monographs, essay collections and other releases Bolin, John.Beckett and the Modern Novel.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.ISBN-10: 1107029848.ISBN-13: 978-1107029842. Fifield, Peter.Late Modernist Style in Samuel Beckett and Emmanuel Levinas.New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.ISBN-10: 1137294078.ISBN-13: 978-1137294074. Fifield, Peter, and David Addyman (eds.).Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies: New Critical Essays (Plays and Playwrights).London: Methuen, 2013.ISBN-10: 1408183617.ISBN-13: 978-1408183618. Gardner,…

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Samuel Beckett Working Group: Barcelona 2013

Institut del Teatre, Barcelona · 21-26 July, 2013 The Samuel Beckett Working Group will be meeting at FIRT/IFTR International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Conference Papers to be presented at the Working Group are distributed and read by all the participants ahead of the meeting. At the Working Group session presenters give short resumes of…

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Samuel Beckett: Form and History Conference

Halifax, Nova Scotia · 28-30 June, 2013 Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, Nova Scotia)Saint Francis Xavier University (Antigonish, Nova Scotia) What forms of historical knowledge might be usefully addressed to Beckett’s works? In what ways might Beckett’s formal explorations, or formal analysis of those explorations, be conceived of as intrinsically historical? While Beckett studies has often…

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