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AHRC Research Post: Samuel Beckett (Chester)

Applicants sought for an exciting new research project
A new fully-funded research opportunity relating to Samuel Beckett is being launched at the University of Chester (thanks to Johann Gregory for drawing my attention to the news):

Researcher (Fixed term contract until July 2015)

The University of Chester in partnership with the University of Reading, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, has been awarded a three year AHRC funded project on the impact of productions of Samuel Beckett’s drama on theatre practice and cultures in the UK and Ireland (1955-2010). We are delighted to invite applications for an AHRC Researcher to undertake archival research on productions of Samuel Beckett’s drama in Mainland Britain (excluding London).

This major research project will map the history of Beckett productions in Britain and Ireland from 1955; it will also assess the impact that Beckett’s productions have had on the theatre culture in Britain and Ireland over the same time period. The project will involve extensive archival research, in certain key sites (Reading, the V&A), and in relevant theatre archives across Britain.

The successful candidate will be based at the University of Chester, and will work with Professor David Pattie. Archival research will be undertaken at the University of Reading’s Beckett Collection, at the V&A's Blythe House, London, and any other relevant archival sources. As well undertaking research, the successful candidate will assist in developing a series of public events at Chester including public lectures, talks, and a series of international conferences across the period of the award. [Read More]

Closing date: 8 June 2012

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