Samuel Beckett in Norway

Rockaby/Berceuse and Footfalls Rosemary Pountney in Samuel Beckett’s Rockaby/Berceuse Samuel Beckett – Rockaby/Berceuse and Footfalls Performed by Rosemary Pountney 22 March 2012, Den Nationale Scene, Bergen Samuel Beckett in Bergen Randi Koppen The double- (or triple-) bill of Rockaby/Berceuse and Footfalls performed by Rosemary Pountney on a rare visit to Bergen in March this year,…

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‘Fiendishly Deadpan Pleasure’: Michael Brodsky reflects on Translating Eleuthéria

Stephen Graf Nearly eighteen years have passed since he was first appointed the task of translating Samuel Beckett’s Eleuthéria into English, but it doesn’t take long for the old frustrations to resurface for author Michael Brodsky. Brodsky’s translation was undertaken at the direction of Beckett’s long-time American publisher, Barney Rosset, and Brodsky’s publisher at Four…

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Beckett and the ‘State[s]’ of Ireland

Adam Winstanley Beckett and the ‘State[s]’ of IrelandUniversity College Dublin12-14 July 2012 While Samuel Beckett’s work had traditionally been thought to mark the furthest limits of an ahistorical and deracinated European modernism, recent years have seen the publication of a series of monographs, articles and an edited collection devoted to the re-appraisal of Beckett’s vexed…

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Samuel Beckett Working Group in Southampton

Julie Campbell (Convenor) Mouth on Fire perform A Piece of Monologue Samuel Beckett Working Group7-9 September 2012University of Southampton This year’s Samuel Beckett Working Group, held at the University of Southampton, comprised an international group with 17 presenters and 5 auditors. The way that the Working Group is set up helps to make it a…

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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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