Samuel Beckett Summer School

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Wilmer Trinity College Dublin
contact email: 

Following the successful launch of the inaugural Samuel Beckett Summer School last July, Trinity College Dublin is delighted to announce that this year's school, whose patron is Edward Beckett, will take place on campus from July 15 - 21, 2012. The weeklong celebration of the Nobel-Prize-winning Irish writer is designed to draw scholars, students and enthusiasts from around the world to explore his work in the very location where Beckett, as a student, began his distinctive intellectual and creative life.
A wide range of events including workshops, seminars, lectures and field trips are offered in a programme that sees textual analysis and readings complemented by performances and interviews. The panel of international contributors to this year's school includes: Enoch Brater, Terence Brown, Andrew Gibson, Jonathan Heron, Seán Kennedy, Declan Kiberd, Ulrika Maude, Emilie Morin, John Pilling and Rosemary Pountney. One of the seminars will focus on the Beckett Manuscripts, while others will examine Beckett's legacy in Ireland, Beckett in performance, and Beckett's prose.
Among the highlights will be a staged performance of Rockaby by Rosemary Pountney and a 'behind the scenes' talk by Gavin Quinn of Pan Pan Theatre, whose recent innovative stage production of All That Fall won awards for Best Lighting and Best Sound Design in the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2011.
The deadline for applications is May 25th, 2012. Full information on fees and registration is available on
The Samuel Beckett Summer School is an initiative of The School of English and The School of Drama, Film and Music, Trinity College Dublin. The School gratefully acknowledges the support of the Trinity Long Room Hub, The Trinity Trust, and the Provost's Fund for the Visual and Performing Arts.