Sam’s Schooling

Georgina Nugent-Folan Beckett Summer School Trinity College Dublin.15-20 July The Second Annual Samuel Beckett Summer School at Trinity College Dublin opened with a joint Sunday lecture shared with University College Dublin’s ‘Beckett and the “State” of Ireland’ conference (reviewed in this issue by Adam Winstanley), to mark both the beginning of the Summer School, and…

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An experience to be renewed: confronting French and Anglo-Saxon perspectives on Samuel Beckett

Matthieu Protin Beckett au miroir des interpretations/Interpreting BeckettSorbonne Nouvelle University 7-8 June 2012. On the 7 and 8 of June an international colloquium entitled ‘Beckett au miroir des interprétations/Interpreting Beckett’ was held in Paris, with speakers representing both French and Anglo-Saxon sides of Beckett studies speaking. It was organized by Catherine Naugrette, Carle Bonafous-Murat and…

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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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Barney Rosset 1922-2012

Tom Bishop (New York University) For Beckett people, Barney Rosset, who died on February 21, 2012, earned his place of great honour in the Beckettian firmament by having been Beckett’s publisher in the United States at his Grove Press. Thanks to Grove Beckett’s works were more widely disseminated in the U.S.—and especially on American campuses—than…

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