The 2011 Samuel Beckett Summer School by jjqblog
July 15, 2010, 12:03 PM
Filed under: Conferences, Lectures, & Schools

From July 11-15, Trinity College Dublin will be presenting its first annual Samuel Beckett Summer School, a week long celebration and exploration of the works of one of its most famous graduates. Each year the Summer School will invite the world’s foremost Beckett scholars to present new lectures and seminars on all aspects of Beckett’s works. The School should appeal to a wide range of Beckett enthusiasts and modernist scholars by providing an opportunity to savour and study Beckett’s works in the context of the university where he began his intellectual life. Listed below is the program’s theme, guest speakers, general schedule, and contact information:

The 2011 Beckett Summer School’s theme will be Gilles Deleuze and Samuel Beckett and will include the following guest speakers: Linda Ben-Zvi, Ian Buchanan, Gerry Dukes, S.E. Gontarski, Barry McGovern, Mark Nixon, Sarah Jane Scaife, Dirk Van Hulle, and Shane Weller.

The Summer School’s schedule will consist of two lectures each morning and  a variety of seminars offered in the afternoons. During the 2011 Summer school, there will be four seminars, one which will be a drama work shop and another a reading group. The evenings will offer a range of activities, including possibly a performance of  one of Beckett’s plays at the Samuel Beckett Theatre. Also, the library at Trinity College  will prepare an special exhibit for the Summer School.

For further information about the 2011 program, check the official website in September 2010. Online registration for the 2011 Samuel Beckett Summer School will commence in December 2010. For additional information, contact Sam Slote slotes@tcd.ie or Stephen Wilmer swilmer@tcd.ie.

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