Samuel Beckett Research Day Seminar 2010

Beckett Seminar
The Twentieth Anniversary Session (1990-2010)
8 May 2010

The Beckett International Foundation at the University of Reading

The event will be held in the Conference Room of Special Collections at the University of Reading.

As in previous years, our speakers represent a mixture of both local and international research students as well as established scholars, reflecting the current research into Beckett's writing. It is our hope that the quality of the papers will, as in the past, attract a wide and varied audience.

Date: Saturday, 8 May 2010
Time: 10.00 to 17.00
Venue: Conference Room, Special Collections, The University of Reading

10.00 - 10.30 Coffee
10.30 - 11.00 Thomas Cousineau, Washington College
‘Symmetry Unbound: Samuel Beckett’s Modernist Rage for Order’
11.00 - 11.30 Discussion
11.30 - 12.00 Gaby Hartel, Berlin
‘listen to the light now - Samuel Beckett’s artistic
transformation of early radio theories’
12.00 - 12.30 Discussion
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.30 Tatyana Hramova, University of Reading
‘Forma moriendi causa nasciendi est: The Dichotomy
Mortality/Immortality in the Names of Samuel Beckett’s Characters’
14.30 - 15.00 Discussion
15.00 - 15.30 Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylviania
‘Think, Pig! Beckett’s animal philosophy’
15.30 - 16.00 Discussion
16.00 - 16.45 Wine Reception – 20 Years BIF Research Seminar

For further information, please contact:

Dr Mark Nixon
E: m.nixon@reading.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 118 378 7010

By Post: The Beckett International Foundation
Department of English, University of Reading, Whiteknights
PO Box 218, Reading RG6 6AA

My thanks to Dr Mark Nixon for this bulletin.