Samuel Beckett: Performance/Art/Writing

BeckettThursday 26th - Saturday 28th May 2016, Senate House

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. 

Academic organisers:

Dr Derval Tubridy, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Stefano Rosignoli, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin.

Contact: londonbeckettseminar@gmail.com

Photo by Steve Shapiro.

REGISTRATION

  • Conference registration: £90, concessions £70 (day rate 27-28 May: £45, concessions £35).
  • Early registration, until 15 May: £80, concessions £60 (day rate 27-28 May: £40, concessions £30).
  • AHRC CHASE Masterclass 26 May: free entry, but advance online registration required.

*Please note concessions apply to students, unwaged persons and IES members.

EXTRA EVENTS

  • Film screening: Castro by Alejo Moguillansky at IALS Lecture Theatre, 26 May: £5.
  • Pre-theatre conference dinner at Greek Affair, Notting Hill, 27 May: £25 (please indicate any dietary requirements when booking).

Conference Rates for Beckett in London: Gare St Lazare Ireland, Print Room at the Coronet:

  • Here All Night at Print Room at Coronet Theatre, Notting Hill (25/29 May): £13.
  • First Love and The End, at Print Room at Coronet Theatre, Notting Hill (27 May): £20.
  • Conversation: Beckett and the Arts: Texts for Nothing?, at Print Room at Coronet Theatre, Notting Hill (28 May): £5.
  • The Beckett Trilogy, at Print Room at Coronet Theatre, Notting Hill (28 May): £25.

PROGRAMME AND ABSTRACTS

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Enquiries: Events Officer, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU; tel +44 (0) 207 664 4859 +44 (0) 207 664 4859; Email: IESEvents@sas.ac.uk