I'm pleased to announce the speakers for this year's seminar series, which continues to be open to all and free to attend. Held in the New Seminar Room in St John's College, Oxford, every Tuesday at 5.30.
I look forward to seeing you there!
23 April Dr Kirsten Shepherd-Barr (University of Oxford) “Beckett's Evolutionary Vision”
30 April Dr Yoshiki Tajiri (University of Tokyo) “The pseudocouple and sexuality – Rereading Mercier and Camier”
7 May Professor David Pattie (University of Chester) “The Arrival of Godot: Beckett, British Theatre and the 1950s”
14 May Dr Gaby Hartel (Berlin) Out of the Dark or From the Visual World? Non-Iconic Sounds in High Modernity`s New Aurality and Samuel Beckett’s Use of the Radio.
21 May Dr Katherine Weiss (East Tennessee State University) “The (Dis)appearing Body in Beckett's Stage Plays”
28 May Professor Chris Ackerley (University of Otago, NZ) “Monadic Consciousness: from The Unnamable to Endgame”
4 June Mr Jonathan Heron (Artistic Director, Fail Better Productions, & IATL Fellow, University of Warwick) “‘what do you take me for, a something machine?’: the 1964 National Theatre production of Play (and some new experiments in 2014)”
11 June Dr Dan Katz (University of Warwick) “A Few Days Are All We Have: 'Malone Dies' and Some Modern American Poems”
Another update in the off-season of this blog, but I wanted to draw attention to the bootleg film available on Ubuweb of the post-Katrina Godot, staged in Gentilly, New Orleans, directed by Paul Chan and featuring Wendell Pierce. As the video reminds us the footage has dubious legal status, so it's unclear how long it will remain available.
A late update for the sporadic maintenance of this blog during the 'off-season', but I wanted to flag the excellent website of the AHRC-funded Beckett and the Brain seminar programme, which has its third and final workshop next week at the University of Warwick. The website can be seen here.
Importantly for those interested but unable to attend, the website also has recordings of talks given there, including papers by Prof. Mary Bryden, Prof. Catherine Malabou, Dr Laura Salisbury and myself.
Those from the Reading workshop can be streamed from here, and those from the Birkbeck workshop are here.
Although I've already blogged about it, the ongoing unveiling of the planned events at the Happy Days Beckett Festival in Enniskillen makes it worth another mention. Since I last posted on the subject a long list of talks and readings has been announced including:
Will Self, Paul Muldoon and Alice Oswald, Shivaun O'Casey and David Gothard, James Knowlson and Anne Atik Arikha...