The London Beckett Seminar 2015-16

Design: Rhys Tranter

The London Beckett Seminar at the Institute of English Studies will bring together national and international scholars, researchers and postgraduates to discuss issues arising from the prose, theatre and poetry of Samuel Beckett that pertain to aspects of literary, philosophical and historical analysis with particular attention to translation studies, performance and practice, digital humanities and visual cultures. Inherently interdisciplinary in approach, the seminar will establish a vibrant research network for postgraduate students, early-career researchers, and established academics on a national and international level.

Seminar Schedule

23 October 2015 (Friday)

Beckett and Music
Dr Catherine Laws (University of York)

Venue: Room 243 (Senate House)
Time: 18:00 – 20:00

6 November 2015 (Friday)
Remediating Beckett and the Graven Image
Prof. David Houston Jones (University of Exeter)

Venue: Room 234 (Senate House)
Time: 18:00 – 20:00

4 December 2015 (Friday)

“A tangle of tatters”: Beckett, Methodology and Entanglement
Dr Jonathan Heron (University of Warwick)

Venue: Room 243 (Senate House)
Time: 18:00 – 20:00

22 January 2016 (Friday)
Staging Beckett in Ireland: Scenographic Remains
Prof. Anna McMullan (University of Reading)

Venue: Room 243 (Senate House)
Time: 18:00 – 20:00

12 February 2016 (Friday)
Waiting Time: Slow Modernism and the Embodied Mind
Dr Laura Salisbury (University of Exeter)

Venue to be confirmed
Time: 18:00 – 20:00

11 March 2016 (Friday)
Beckett and Medical Culture
Dr Ulrika Maude (University of Bristol)

Venue: Room 246 (Senate House)
Time: 18:00 – 20:00


Dr Derval Tubridy is Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Pro-Warden for Research and Enterprise at Goldsmiths, University of London. Author of Thomas Kinsella: The Peppercanister Poems (2001), and editor of a special edition of Irish Studies Review (16/3, 2008), she has published extensively on Samuel Beckett at the intersection between literature, philosophy and art. Her research has been funded by the Fulbright Commission and by the British Academy. She is currently working on a book on Beckett and contemporary art. She can be contacted at [Staff Page]

Mr Stefano Rosignoli holds degrees in Modern Literature and Publishing, and is a PhD candidate at Trinity College, Dublin. His current research project focuses on a comparative textual analysis of the ethics of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. Together with Mark Byron, he has edited a dossier on Beckett and the Middle Ages for inclusion in a celebratory issue marking the 40th anniversary of the Journal of Beckett Studies (25.1). He has also contributed to a collection of essays on Beckett and BBC Radio, to be published by Palgrave in 2016. He can be contacted at [Student Page]

Visit the London Beckett Seminar website.

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