The Samuel Beckett Summer School: 11- 16 August 2013

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Samuel Beckett Summer School

Founded in 2011, the Samuel Beckett Summer School provides a unique experience for students, scholars and lovers of Beckett's works. Each year we invite the world's foremost Beckett scholars to present new lectures and seminars on all aspects of Beckett's works. The School appeals to a wide range of Beckett enthusiasts by providing the opportunity to experience, savour and study Beckett's works in the university where he began his intellectual life- Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

The Samuel Beckett Summer School offers a full week of learning and is complemented by social and cultural events each evening.

Each morning will feature one or two lectures by leading Beckett scholars. In the afternoons we run our week-long seminars. Each student chooses one of four seminars and stays with that seminar for the full week. Seminars include: Beckett's Manuscripts; a Reading Group (the specific texts change each year); Performance Workshop; and a seminar whose topic will change each year (past examples include 'Beckett and Deleuze' and 'Beckett and Irish Culture, 1929–1949'). The range of seminar topics is meant to reflect the diverse ways in which Beckett's works can be approached.

Confirmed faculty for 2013 include:

H.Porter Abbott, Mary Bryden, Daniela Caselli, Peter Fifield, Nicholas Grene, Jonathan Heron, Nicholas Johnson, Ben Keatinge, Jim Mays, Barry McGovern, Mark Nixon, Sam Slote and Dirk Van Hulle.

The registration deadline for applicants is June 10th 2013. Visit our website for more information on how to register, and on requesting an application form. You can also email or for further information.

Registration includes:

All Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops
Cultural Events
Film Screenings
Theatre Performance
Special exhibit of Beckett manuscripts
Field trip
Walking tour of Trinity College
Entrance to Old Library and the Book of Kells
Opening Welcome event
Summer School receptions
Farewell Banquet