The Minghella Building, University of Reading, 4-7 April 2013
Beckett at Reading 2013
Celebrating 25 years of the Beckett International Foundation
Organised by the departments of English Literature, Art, and Film, Theatre and Television
In 1988, with the support of Samuel Beckett, James Knowlson established the Beckett International Foundation as a charitable trust. The Foundation’s objective is to promote the work of Samuel Beckett and to look after the Beckett Collection at the University of Reading, which originated in the Samuel Beckett Exhibition of 1971 and is now the most extensive collection of Beckett materials in the world.
To celebrate 25 years of the Foundation, we are excited to announce that we are hosting an academic conference with established and emerging scholars. There will also be an exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of the premiere of En attendant Godot and film screenings. The highlight of our evening programme is a reading of Beckett’s poetry and prose by Barry McGovern, world renowned for his interpretations of Samuel Beckett’s work. We look forward to welcoming old and new friends and colleagues to mark this anniversary.
Further practical information (such as maps and directions) will be made available on the Foundation’s website: www.beckettfoundation.org.uk
For queries, please contact Mark Nixon – email@example.com