Event: Samuel Beckett: Performance/Art/Writing, 26-28 May, London

Samuel Beckett: Performance/Art/Writing (26-28 May 2016)
Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

We are very glad to announce that the provisional programme and registration to Samuel Beckett: Performance/Art/Writing, the closing conference of the London Beckett Seminar 2015-16, are now both available. The conference explores the intersections between performance, art, and writing in Samuel Beckett’s prose, theatre, poetry, film, and television. Drawing on recent developments in genetic criticism, digital humanities, performance studies, and literary and philosophical analysis, the conference will examine key strands of Beckett’s work in a range of media in the context of their interrelationship with current artistic, literary and performance practice.

Our programme includes a one-day masterclass held by Dr Mark Nixon and Prof Dirk Van Hulle (26 May), which has received financial support by AHRC CHASE and will be free of charge: we kindly ask you to fill in the on-line form only. The masterclass will be followed by two days of parallel panels and keynote speeches by Prof Andrew Gibson and Prof Anna McMullan (27-28 May). We have also scheduled a wide range of evening events, including a screening of Castro, by Alejo Moguillansky, a pre-theatre conference dinner, and a series of events at the Print Room at the Coronet Theatre, with high reductions on standard ticket prices.

Early-bird rates on conference registration will be valid until Sunday, 15th May.

Further details, including how to register, are available on the conference website.
Academic organisers:
Derval Tubridy, Goldsmiths, University of London
Stefano Rosignoli, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin