We are pleased to announce the Beckett 2013 conference

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 – m.nixon@reading.ac.uk

About Cindy

Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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