Elements of Beckett Studies launch: a colloquium in honour of Rosemary Pountney

10:30 Coffee and registration

10:50 Dirk Van Hulle and Mark Nixon: Introduction

11:00 Anna McMullan (University of Reading): Beckett’s Intermedial Ecosystems

12:00 Jonathan Heron (University of Warwick) and Nicholas Johnson (Trinity College Dublin): Experimental Beckett: Contemporary Performance Practices

13:00 Lunch break

14:00 Olga Beloborodova (University of Antwerp): Postcognitivist Beckett

15:00 Shane Weller (University of Kent): Citizens of Nowhere: Beckett and Cultural Nationalism

16:00 Reception: Paulina Kewes and Jonathan Heron pay tribute to Rosemary Pountney, Lecturer in English at
Jesus College (1984-2002)

This colloquium marks the launch of a new publication series, Elements of Beckett Studies. The series is a part of
Cambridge University Press’ new programme entitled ‘Elements’, which publishes work between 20,000-30,000
words. It aims to publish peer-reviewed research that warrants more space than most journals can accommodate,
but equally does not yield enough material for a full-length monograph. The series’ remit is to publish new and
innovative research in Beckett Studies, and as such it is aimed mainly at Beckett scholars and students. Four
Elements will be published each year and will be available in digital and print formats.

We look forward to receiving proposals for future Elements; for this, please send a two-page proposal with an overall outline of the project and a proposed table of contents, as well as a proposed delivery date. If you have any queries about the Elements of Beckett Studies, please contact both series editors via email: m.nixon@reading.ac.uk / dirk.vanhulle@ell.ox.ac.uk

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