Celebrating 25 years of the Beckett International Foundation
Organised by the Departments of English, Art and Film & Theatre
4-7 April 2013
The Minghella Building
University of Reading
In 1988, with the support of Samuel Beckett, James Knowlson established the Beckett International Foundation as a charitable trust. The Foundation’s objective is to promote the work of Samuel Beckett and to look after the Beckett Collection at the University of Reading, which originated in the Samuel Beckett Exhibition of 1971 and is now the most extensive collection of Beckett materials in the world. To celebrate 25 years of the Foundation, we are excited to announce that we are hosting an academic conference with established and emerging scholars. There will also be an exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of the premiere of En attendant Godot and film screenings. The highlight of our evening programme is a reading of Beckett’s poetry and prose by Barry McGovern, world renowned for his interpretations of Samuel Beckett’s work. We look forward to welcoming old and new friends and colleagues to mark this anniversary.
Registration for the event is via the University of Reading online store. On this site you will be able to register for the entire conference (four days) or for individual days, as well as for the conference dinner on Saturday evening. Attendance to the Friday evening event, ’Barry McGovern reads Beckett’s poetry and prose’, is included in the full delegate fee as well as the Friday day fee. Reduced rates are available for students and unwaged delegates, and are marked with (R) on the online registration site.
» Download the preliminary programme (PDF)
» Register via the University of Reading online store
» Download travel directions and maps (PDF)
» Download the list of recommended hotels (PDF)
For queries, please contact Dr Mark Nixon