Samuel Beckett Research Day Seminar: 2011

University of Reading, 7 May 2011

The Beckett International Foundation is pleased to announce that the next Beckett Research Seminar will take place on Saturday, 7 May 2011.

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. The charge for the day is £20 per participant (£15 unwaged), which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Please note that parking facilities are available at the venue.


Date: Saturday, 7 May 2011
Time: 10.30 to 16.30
Venue: Conference Room, Special Collections, The University of Reading

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee
11.00 - 11.30 Peter Fifield, St John’s College, Oxford
‘“Loss and limitless degradation”: Beckett and Bataille’
11.30 - 12.00 Discussion
12.00 - 12.30 John Pilling, University of Reading
‘“A faded kaleidoscope”: Beckett and Sainte-Beuve’s Volupté’
12.30 - 13.00 Discussion
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 15.00 Derval Tubridy, Goldsmiths College
‘Bun-Ching Lam’s and Beckett’s Quatre Poèmes/Four Songs: Music, Image, Text’’
15.30 - 16.00 Sean Kennedy, St Mary’s University, Halifax
‘Edmund Spenser, famine memory and the discontents of humanism in Endgame
16.00 - 16.30 Discussion


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

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