The Samuel Beckett Society is an international organization of scholars, students, directors, actors and others who share an interest in the work of Samuel Beckett. Honorary Trustees are Edward Beckett, J. M. Coetzee, Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Lois More Overbeck, John Fletcher and James Knowlson, OBE. Previous Honorary Trustees include the late John Calder.
Become a Member
The Society provides opportunities for members to meet and exchange information. Membership includes subscription to The Beckett Circle, the newsletter of the Society published twice yearly. The Society arranges member discounts and exclusive offers with a number of international publishers and events. Members of the SBS are also eligible for a subscription to the Journal of Beckett Studies at a reduced rate, and receive a 50% discount on the price of individual issues of Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui. The annual meeting of the Society’s Executive Board is held during the MLA Annual Convention. Donations over and above the membership fee are welcome and are tax deductible.
Membership and dues:
Cheques made out to the Samuel Beckett Society are accepted in the following forms:
- US dollars drawn on US banks, or a money orders in US dollars
- Canadian dollars drawn on Canadian banks
- Pounds sterling, drawn on British banks
- Euros drawn on banks from the European Monetary Union
- Checks in Japanese yen, Australian dollars or any other widely traded currency, so long as they are drawn on a bank using that currency
Membership and subscription dues can also be paid by credit or debit card online through the SBS PayPal account. Make your choice between a one-year, a two-year or a student membership, and click on ‘pay now’. You will be taken to the PayPal website to complete your payment.
The membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March. Renewals of existing memberships are due from this date.
The Samuel Beckett Society is run on a voluntary basis. For this reason, it may take up to 7 working days for your membership to be activated. If you have any queries about your membership, please contact us via the contact form below. Thank you!
For membership enquiries, write to the President of the Samuel Beckett Society:
Professor Laura Salisbury