New Issue of Miranda: Samuel Beckett

Miranda publish a collection of articles on Beckett and philosophy

Issue No.4:
Samuel Beckett : Drama as philosophical endgame? / L'épreuve du théâtre dans l'oeuvre de Samuel Beckett : fin de partie philosophique ?
Eds. Nathalie Rivère de Carles, Philippe Birgy - June 2011

Préface / Foreword – Philippe Birgy

Performance and subjective perception / Jeu et perception du sujet
  • Victoria Swanson, Confining, Incapacitating, and Partitioning the Body: Carcerality and Surveillance in Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, Happy Days, and Play
  • Arka Chattopadhyay, “From Inner to Outer Shadow”: Reading the Obscure Object of Anxiety in the ‘Dramaticules’ of Samuel Beckett
  • Tram Nguyen, Hostaged to the Voice of the Other: Beckett's Play and Not I
  • Lea Sinoimeri, “Close your eyes and listen to it”: schizophonia and ventriloquism in Becketts’s plays
Ideas & Forms : philosphical palimpsests / Idées et Formes : palimpsestes philosophiques
  • Lydie Parisse, La coïncidence des contraires
  • Steven Bond, “R. C.”: Rosicrucianism and Cartesianism in Joyce and Beckett
  • Katy Masuga, Beckett, Wittgenstein and Blanchot: Language Games from Text to Theatre
Philosophical endgame ? / Fin de partie philosophique?
  • Philippe Birgy, "No one that ever lived ever thought so crooked as we" : Endgame according to Adorno
  • Shimon Levy, Eleutheria – Notes on Freedom between Offstage and Self-reference

Articles Hors-Theme / Occasional Papers

  • Bénédicte Coste, Charles du Bos, lecteur de Thomas Hardy
  • Gaëlle Serena, Circulations de l’écrit : la construction de la communauté catholique anglaise dans les écrits jésuites de 1580 à 1610
  • Eric Doumerc, Rastafarians in Post-Independence Caribbean Poetry in English (the 1960s and the 1970s): from Pariahs to Cultural Creators
  • Candice Lemaire, "Bad neighbors make good fencers" : esthétique des liens de voisinage dans les premiers poèmes de Robert Frost

Recensions / Reviews

  • Selene Scarsi, Translating Women in Early Modern England: Gender in the Elizabethan Versions of Boiardo, Ariosto and Tasso
  • (Nathalie Rivere De Carles)
  • Diane Waggoner (ed.), The Pre-Raphaelite Lens―British Photography and Painting, 1848-1875 (Muriel Adrien)
  • Logie Barrow, François Poirier (eds), A Full-Bodied Society (Fanny Robles)
  • Louise Penner, Victorian Medicine and Social Reform: Florence Nightingale among the Novelists (Laurence Talairach-Vielmas)
  • Tabitha Sparks, The Doctor in the Victorian Novel: Family Practices (Laurence Talairach-Vielmas)
  • Katherine Byrne, Tuberculosis and the Victorian Literary Imagination (Laurence Talairach-Vielmas)
  • Fay Bound Alberti, Matters of the Heart: History, Medicine and Emotion (Laurence Talairach-Vielmas)


The articles by international researchers in Beckett studies can be found at:

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