Samuel Beckett Research Day Seminar 2012

University of Reading, 28 April 2012

About the Seminar

The Beckett International Foundation is pleased to announce that the next Beckett Research Seminar will take place on Saturday, 28 April 2012.

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. Directions are attached. Please note that parking facilities are available at the venue.


Date & Time: Saturday, 28 April 2012, 09.30 to 16.00
Venue: Conference Room, Special Collections, The University of Reading

09.30 - 10.00 Coffee
10.00 - 10.30 Yoshiki Tajiri, University of Tokyo
‘Rethinking the “Pseudocouple” – Comedy, Mechanisation and Nihilism’
10.30 - 10.50 Discussion
10.50 - 11.20 Laura Salisbury, Birkbeck College, University of London
‘Jackson’s Parrot: Beckett and Speech Automatisms’
11.20 - 11.40 Discussion
11.40 - 12.00 Coffee
12.00 - 12.30 Conor Carville, University of Reading
‘Beckett, Absorption and the Image’
12.30 - 12.50 Discussion
12.50 - 14.10 Lunch
14.10 - 14.40 Adam Winstanley, University of York
'"A filthy circumstance": the peristaltic rhythm of Molloy
14.40 - 15.00 Discussion
15.00 - 15.30 Angela Moorjani, University of Maryland
'Beckett's Racinian Fictions'
15.30 - 15.50 Discussion


For further information, please contact:
Dr Mark Nixon
Email: 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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