[UPDATE] Deadline extended until June 19, 2015 for Beckett and Vice

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Beckett and Vice
Harrah's Resort Southern California
San Diego County
Feb. 21-24, 2016
Keynote Speaker: S.E. Gontarski

Beckett and Vice welcomes abstracts on the theme of "vice" in Samuel Beckett's work. What is vice? Where does vice appear in Beckett's poems, plays, fiction, or other art forms? Possible ideas for exploration:

Vice as a moral/ethical term
Vice as a tool/instrument
Vice as second-in-line
Religious and philosophical implications
Images of decadence vs. indigence
Hedonism vs. Asceticism

Beckett and Vice will take place in beautiful San Diego County, CA. We will make an afternoon journey to the Temecula Wine Region for a wine tasting, and we will indulge in a decadent chocolate social. Famed Beckett scholar S.E. Gontarski will deliver the keynote address.

Please submit 250-word abstracts or inquiries to Dr. Paul Shields, Associate Professor of English, Assumption College, beckettandvice@gmail.com. Please also visit our website: beckettandvice.weebly.com. DEADLINE: JUNE 19, 2015.