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Registration open: Modernist Archives in Context: Periodicals and Performance, 22–24 November, Reading

Modernist Archives in Context: Periodicals and Performance

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Beckett International Foundation

Beckett Week at the University of Reading, 2018

22 – 24 November 2018

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for Modernist Archives in Context: Periodicals and Performance. We would like to thank those who submitted abstracts and will be publishing a full programme on our website and Facebook page shortly. During the conference, there will also be an exhibition with paintings by Avigdor Arikha, Henri Hayden, Geer van Velde, and Matias, as well as artists’ books and a selection of notebooks and letters from the archive. Our two keynotes will be delivered by Professor Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent University) and Dr Jonathan Herron (University of Warwick). The two workshops will be led by Dr Adam Guy (University of Oxford), who will be talking about periodical cultures in transition, and by Dr Matthew McFrederick (University of Reading and University of the Arts London), who will be using the Billie Whitelaw collection to talk about staging Beckett.

On Thursday 22 of November there will be a reception to celebrate the exciting Creative Fellowship programme launched by the University of Reading’s Samuel Beckett Research Centre, and also the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Beckett International Foundation (BIF). All conference delegates are invited to attend. This event will feature a Q&A with the award-winning novelist Eimear McBride, the first recipient of a Beckett Creative Fellowship. The Beckett International Foundation will be holding a seminar on Saturday 24 of November, with invited speakers Dr Julie Bates (Trinity College Dublin), Dr Lucy Jeffery (University of Reading), Dr Pim Verhulst (University of Antwerp), and Professor Shane Weller (University of Kent). A separate registration for the BIF seminar will be available in due course.

To find out more about the conference fees and register to attend the conference please follow the link:

Please note that a separate registration for the BIF Seminar will appear in due course.