CFP: Beckett & Company: Beckett and the Arts (UK) (6/1/06; 10/5/06-10/7/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Salisbury
contact email: 
l.salisbury@english.bbk.ac.uk

Beckett & Company:
A Centenary Conference on Samuel Beckett and the Arts
5-7 October 2006
London, UK

Call for papers

Tate Modern, The London Consortium, Birkbeck College, and Goldsmiths College are hosting an interdisciplinary conference to celebrate the importance of Samuel Beckett’s work for the arts in the twenty-first century. Artists such as Jasper Johns, Bruce Nauman, Steve McQueen, and Doris Salcedo, composers such as Philip Glass, Morton Feldman, and Mark-Anthony Turnage, filmmakers like Atom Egoyan and dancers like Maguy Marin, have all engaged with Beckett in their work. Bringing together visual artists, composers, musicians, dancers, choreographers, architects, and philosophers, this three-day conference will provide an opportunity to question and debate Beckett’s contemporaneity, and to celebrate his relevance for the arts. Beckett & Company will begin with an academic conference at Birkbeck, followed by a day of public events, talks, and screenings at Tate Modern, headlined by key contemporary artists. Goldsmiths will close the conference with a series of workshops, roundt!
 ables, and performances that will bring scholars and practitioners into dialogue.

Contributions to the conference are invited in two forms:
1. Academic papers of 20 mins
2. Presentations for workshop, roundtable, or performance of 20–40 mins.

Please send two copies of abstracts (250—500 words) with affiliation and contact details via email (as Word, PDF, or RTF attachments) to Dr Derval Tubridy (d.tubridy_at_gold.ac.uk) and Dr Laura Salisbury (l.salisbury_at_bbk.ac.uk) by 1 June 2006.
Dr Laura Salisbury
School of English and Humanities
Birkbeck College
0207 0790693

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cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches