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PROGRAMME
of the 2013 Samuel Beckett Summer School!

11 - 16 August 2013
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
The School of English & The School of Drama, Film and Music

Beckett Summer School Venue Guide
Lavazza Vaults: Daily Lunch Graduate Memorial Building (GMB) Old Library (Launch Event) Players Theatre and Beckett Theatre: Pearse Street DART Station

Front Gate: Meet for walk to Odessa Club

Nassau Street Gate (campus access to Arts Building)

Arts Block Dunne & Crescenzi

Kennedy’s Trinity Long Room Hub National Gallery Pub of Ireland (Lectures)

Table of Venues
Summer School Academic Programme: GRADUATE MEMORIAL BUILDING (GMB) — Arrival Registration, Beckett and Dante Seminar TRINITY LONG ROOM HUB (First Floor) — Morning Lectures, Manuscripts Seminar SAMUEL BECKETT CENTRE (Players Theatre) — Performance Workshop / Beckett Laboratory THE OLD LIBRARY (The Long Room) — Monday Launch Event ARTS BUILDING (Room A 6.009) — Reading Group: Three Novels Summer School Public Programme & Performances: TRINITY LONG ROOM HUB (First Floor) — Beckett’s Impact and Relevance Today SAMUEL BECKETT CENTRE (Samuel Beckett Theatre) — Pan Pan’s ‘EMBERS’ and Discussion NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND (Clare St) — A Passion for Paintings, Fionnuala Croke GRADUATE MEMORIAL BUILDING (GMB) — John Montague, Barry McGovern Meeting Points for Off-Campus Events: NASSAU GATE (next to Arts Building) — meet 5:45 Thursday for walk to National Gallery FRONT GATE — meet 7:15 Friday for walk to Odessa Club & Restaurant dinner

Table of Venues (continued)
Summer School Social Programme & Meals: KENNEDY’S PUB (Lincoln Place) — Sunday Welcome Drinks / Official Summer School Pub THE BUTTERY (The Lavazza Vaults) — Daily Lunch DUNNE & CRESCENZI (South Frederick Street) — Monday Dinner (optional) ODESSA CLUB & RESTAURANT (Dame Court) — Friday Banquet THE OFFICIAL PUB: The Beckett Summer School has reserved tables on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at Kennedy’s Pub, one of Beckett’s favored spots during his student days, to facilitate an informal space for students and staff to converse and meet outside the bounds of the lectures and seminars. The pub serves food until 9:30 most evenings and maintains a pleasant atmosphere until late. Students and staff are encouraged to use it as the local hub of convivial evening activities. All evening social arrangements are completely optional and are not paid for by the Summer School. Daily lunch is included in the Summer School for staff and students, as is the closing night’s banquet dinner.

Schedule/Venue Quick Reference
Sunday 11 August

Monday 12 August

Tuesday 13 August

Wednesday 14 August

Thursday 15 August

Friday 16 August

FULL SCHEDULE
SUNDAY 11 AUGUST 2013 REGISTRATION & WELCOME 5.00pm - 7.00pm, Graduate Memorial Building (GMB): Summer School registration opens WELCOME REMARKS & BOOK LAUNCH 6.00pm - 7.00pm, Graduate Memorial Building (GMB): Launch of Ian Miller’s recently published book, ‘Beckett, Bion, and the (Im)patient Voice in Psychotherapy and Literature’ Remarks by Sam Slote and Larry Lund 7.30pm onward, Kennedy’s Pub, Lincoln Place (entrance off Westland Row): Welcome drinks for students, staff, and friends of the Summer School MONDAY 12 AUGUST 2013! 8.30am - 9.30am, Graduate Memorial Building (GMB): Registration continues / Public Programme Ticketing LECTURE — H. PORTER ABBOTT 9.30am - 11.00am, Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor): H. Porter Abbott — Narrating the Unnarratable Unknown: Beckett’s Apophatic Art COFFEE BREAK 11.00am - 11.30am, Lecture Theatre Foyer, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor)

MONDAY 12 AUGUST 2013 (continued) LECTURE — JIM MAYS 11.30am - 1.00pm, Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor): Jim Mays — Interim Beckett LUNCH 1.00pm - 2.30pm, ‘Lavazza Vaults’, The Buttery, Dining Hall, Front Square SEMINAR SESSIONS 2.30pm - 5.30pm Graduate Memorial Building (GMB) Beckett and Dante / led by Daniela Caselli Trinity Long Room Hub (Seminar Room, first floor) Beckett’s Manuscripts / led by Mark Nixon and Dirk Van Hulle Arts Building, Room A 6.009 Beckett Reading Group: Three Novels / led by Sam Slote Samuel Beckett Centre (Players Theatre) Beckett Performance Workshop / Samuel Beckett Laboratory Led by Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson BECKETT SUMMER SCHOOL LAUNCH 6.00pm, The Long Room, The Old Library Remarks by Sam Slote, co-director of the Beckett Summer School Patrick Prendergast, Provost of Trinity College Dublin Edward Beckett, Patron of the Summer School Opening of the Beckett Manuscripts special display Optional Dinner Arrangement: Dunne & Crescenzi, South Frederick Street TUESDAY 13 AUGUST 2013 9.00am - 9.30am, Graduate Memorial Building (GMB): Public Programme Ticketing LECTURE — PETER FIFIELD 9.30am - 11.00am, Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor): Peter Fifield — Switching On and Off: Beckett’s Prose on the Radio COFFEE BREAK 11.00am - 11.30am, Lecture Theatre Foyer, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor) PUBLIC PROGRAMME — BECKETT’S IMPACT & RELEVANCE TODAY 11.30pm - 1.00pm, Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor): A Roundtable Discussion on Samuel Beckett’s Impact and Relevance Today Chaired and moderated by Dirk Van Hulle, with Fintan O’Toole, Mary Bryden, Daniela Caselli, Jim Mays, and Mark Nixon

TUESDAY 13 AUGUST 2013 (continued) LUNCH — 1.00am - 2.30pm, ‘Lavazza Vaults’, The Buttery, Dining Hall, Front Square SEMINARS 2.30pm - 5.30pm Graduate Memorial Building (GMB) Beckett and Dante / led by Daniela Caselli Trinity Long Room Hub (Seminar Room, first floor) Beckett’s Manuscripts / led by Mark Nixon and Dirk Van Hulle Arts Building, Room A 6.009 Beckett Reading Group: Three Novels / led by Sam Slote Samuel Beckett Centre (Players Theatre) Beckett Performance Workshop / Samuel Beckett Laboratory Led by Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson, with Gavin Quinn as guest ‘EMBERS’ by SAMUEL BECKETT 8.00pm - 8.50pm, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Samuel Beckett Centre Presented by Pan Pan / directed by Gavin Quinn, designed by Aedin Cosgrove, with sculpture by Andrew Clancy and sound by Jimmy Eadie PUBLIC PROGRAMME — BEHIND EMBERS 9.00pm - 10.00, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Samuel Beckett Centre A conversation with Pan Pan, chaired and moderated by Nicholas Johnson Featuring Gavin Quinn, Aedín Cosgrove, and Jimmy Eadie Optional Afternoon / Evening Arrangements: Kennedy’s Pub Tables available for 5.30pm - 7.30pm break, and after 10.00pm WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST 2013! 10.00am - 10.30am, Graduate Memorial Building (GMB): Public Programme Ticketing MANUSCRIPT SEMINAR SPECIAL SESSION 10.00am - 11.00am, Manuscripts and Archives Research Library, Old Library *Note: only for participants in the Manuscript Seminar Meet outside Old Library entrance at 9.50am for access LECTURE — MARY BRYDEN 11.30am - 1.00pm, Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor): Mary Bryden — Beckett’s Bestiary LUNCH — 1.00pm - 2.00pm, ‘Lavazza Vaults’, The Buttery, Dining Hall, Front Square *Note shorter lunch today for all those going on excursion OPTIONAL EXCURSION — BECKETTIAN SOUTH COUNTY DUBLIN Feargal Whelan guides a tour of the Beckett Country / Meet at Nassau Gate at 2.00

WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST 2013!(continued) ‘NO LACK OF VOID’ 2.00pm - 6.00pm, Open day in Dublin for those not on excursion — no seminar meetings today PUBLIC PROGRAMME — JOHN MONTAGUE 6.00pm - 7.30pm, Graduate Memorial Building (GMB): Samuel Beckett, Poet and Neighbour: Readings and Recollections with John Montague Introduced and Chaired by Gerald Dawe Optional Evening Arrangement: Kennedy’s Pub, tables reserved from 7.30pm THURSDAY 15 AUGUST 2013 9.00am - 9.30am, Graduate Memorial Building (GMB): Public Programme Ticketing LECTURE — NICHOLAS GRENE 9.30am - 11.00am, Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor): Nicholas Grene — ‘Endgame’: The Old Folks at Home COFFEE BREAK — 11.00am - 11.30am, Lecture Theatre Foyer, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor) LECTURE — BEN KEATINGE 11.30am - 1.00pm, Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor): Ben Keatinge — ‘Murphy’ Revisited: Descartes, Spinoza, Geulincx and the Schizophrenia Spectrum LUNCH 1.00pm - 2.30pm, ‘Lavazza Vaults’, The Buttery, Dining Hall, Front Square SEMINAR SESSIONS 2.30pm - 5.30pm Graduate Memorial Building (GMB) Beckett and Dante / led by Daniela Caselli Trinity Long Room Hub (Seminar Room, first floor) Beckett’s Manuscripts / led by Mark Nixon and Dirk Van Hulle Arts Building, Room A 6.009 Beckett Reading Group: Three Novels / led by Sam Slote Samuel Beckett Centre (Players Theatre) Beckett Performance Workshop / Samuel Beckett Laboratory Led by Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson, with Sarah Jane Scaife as guest PUBLIC PROGRAMME — FIONNUALA CROKE 6.00pm - 7.00pm, National Gallery of Ireland, Lecture Room Samuel Beckett: A Passion for Paintings A lecture-discussion with Fionnuala Croke

THURSDAY 15 AUGUST 2013 (continued) PUBLIC PROGRAMME — 60DOT: SIXTY YEARS OF WAITING FOR GODOT 8.00pm - 9.00pm, Graduate Memorial Building (GMB) 60DOT: Sixty Years of Waiting for Godot, a lecture-discussion with Barry McGovern Optional Evening Arrangements: Kennedy’s Pub, tables reserved for 6.00pm break & later FRIDAY 16 AUGUST 2013 LECTURE — DANIELA CASELLI 9.30am - 11.00am, Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor): Daniela Caselli — Beckett, Dante, and the Archive COFFEE BREAK —!11.00am - 11.30am, Lecture Theatre Foyer, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor) LECTURE — BARRY McGOVERN 11.30am - 1.00pm, Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor): Barry McGovern — ‘You think you are simply resting, the better to act when the time comes...’ : Translating ‘Watt’ and ‘Three Novels’ from Page to Stage LUNCH —!1.00pm - 2.0pm, ‘Lavazza Vaults’, The Buttery, Dining Hall, Front Square *Note shorter lunch today SEMINAR SESSIONS 2.00pm - 3.00pm (*Note early start and ending time) Graduate Memorial Building (GMB) Beckett and Dante / led by Daniela Caselli Trinity Long Room Hub (Seminar Room, first floor) Beckett’s Manuscripts / led by Mark Nixon and Dirk Van Hulle Arts Building, Room A 6.009 Beckett Reading Group: Three Novels / led by Sam Slote Samuel Beckett Centre (Players Theatre) Beckett Performance Workshop / Samuel Beckett Laboratory Led by Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS 3.15pm - 4.15pm, Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor) Three seminar groups (except Performance) will informally report on the week PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP PRESENTATION 5.00pm - 6.00pm, Players Theatre, Samuel Beckett Centre Results from the Samuel Beckett Laboratory (all other seminar groups invited) FAREWELL BANQUET 7.30 pm, The Odessa Club & Restaurant (Dame Court) Meet at 7.15 at Front Gate for optional guided walk to dinner Fine dining and private bar until late

About the Seminars
Beckett’s Manuscripts (Mark Nixon and Dirk Van Hulle) During his lifetime, Samuel Beckett donated several manuscripts to archives at universities such as Trinity College, Dublin, and the University of Reading. By studying the marginalia in the books of his personal library, his reading notes on literature, philosophy and psychology, his drafts and typescripts, we investigate how these manuscripts can contribute to an interpretation of Beckett’s works. The methodological framework is the theory of genetic criticism, which sets itself a double task: the ‘genetic’ task of making the manuscripts accessible (ordering, deciphering and transcribing), resulting in a genetic dossier; the ‘critical’ task of reconstructing the genesis from a chosen point of view (psychoanalysis, sociocriticism, narratology, …). Different methods of transcription (diplomatic, linear, topographic) and encoding (markup languages, the Text Encoding Initiative’s guidelines) will be discussed and applied to Beckett’s manuscripts. The potential interpretive consequences of this genetic research will be discussed in the second part of the seminar. Beckett and Dante (Daniela Caselli) Session 1:!‘Intertextuality versus influence’: TCD early notebooks; Dream of Fair to Middling Women Session 2: ‘Efface the Trace!/Keep whole analogy out of sight’: Murphy and Mercier and Camier Session 3:!‘Dejà vu infinitely beyond my reach’: the Comedy as fragment and image in the oeuvre (including!Company,!some!late prose, and some drama (Happy Days, That Time) Session 4:!‘Infernal Stagings: A Comedy’: How It Is Beckett Performance Workshop / Samuel Beckett Laboratory (Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson) The Samuel Beckett Summer School, in partnership with DU Players, will continue to offer a seminar focused on Beckett’s work in performance. Working in a black-box theatre space over five days, we will create an ensemble of students, scholars, performers, directors, designers, and technicians to explore problems, processes, and philosophies in the practice of Beckett’s theatre. The approach in 2013 will be the first experiment of a new “Samuel Beckett Laboratory,” in which performance is viewed not only as an end in itself, but also used as a research method. The textual focus will not be limited to Beckett’s plays, but will extend to a variety of Beckettian voices, voids, fragments, and fizzles, to discover what occurs when these are embodied in a specific time and space. Interest in performance as a praxis is the sole prerequisite, and this laboratory is absolutely open to non-professionals. Beckett Reading Group: Three Novels (Sam Slote) Over the course of the week we will slowly and patiently make our way through Beckett’s Trilogy (Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable), which, along with Waiting for Godot, forms the heart of Beckett’s ‘frenzy of writing’ from 1946 to 1953. We will address issues of narrative, style, humour, repetition and seriality. While some previous familiarity with either the novels of the Trilogy or its predecessors (Murphy and Watt) is recommended, it is not necessary. I recommend using the new Faber editions of the novels, but, again, this is not necessary.

About the Public Programme
Following its expansion to include public events in 2012, the Beckett Summer School will again programme a number of events that the wider public may attend. Access to all of these events is free for registered students and staff members of the Summer School. The Beckett Summer School gratefully acknowledges the support of the Provost’s Fund for the Visual and Performing Arts and the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in this performance programme, as well as in-kind support from DU Players, the Long Room Hub, the National Gallery of Ireland, the Samuel Beckett Theatre, and the 2013 Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival.

Beckett’s Impact and Relevance Today: A Roundtable Discussion 11:30 AM, Tuesday 13 August, Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, The Long Room Hub
This panel roundtable will zoom out from the academic lectures in the programme and ask the question of why Beckett is so significant as a figure in twentieth century literature and in contemporary scholarship, and consider his relevance to the wider public beyond the specialist community. Chaired by Dirk Van Hulle who conceived the idea for the panel, this roundtable will include the noted Irish theatre reviewer, journalist and public figure Fintan O’Toole, along with faculty from the summer school: Mary Bryden, Daniela Caselli, Jim Mays, and Mark Nixon.

Behind Embers: In Discussion with Pan Pan 9:00 PM, Tuesday 13 August, Samuel Beckett Theatre, TCD
Following the performance of Samuel Beckett’s 1959 play for radio Embers, Nicholas Johnson will chair a discussion with Gavin Quinn, the director; Aedin Cosgrove, the designer; and Jimmy Eadie, the sound designer. Pan Pan was founded in 1991 by director Gavin Quinn and designer Aedín Cosgrove. For nearly two decades, the company has been at the forefront of the development of theatre art, with innovation in performance as its raison d’être. Pan Pan founded and produced five editions of the Dublin International Theatre Symposium (1997-2003), a programme of talks, workshops, and performances delivered by leading contemporary theatre companies from fourteen different countries. Recent international touring includes PS122 New York, Portland Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Syndey Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Aarhus Festival, as well as performances in Beijing and Shanghai. In October 2010 the company premiered two new productions: The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane, a new presentation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and Fight the Landlord, a newly commissioned play by Chinese writer Sun Yue, as part of the official cultural programme at the Ireland Pavilion of the Shanghai World Expo and at the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre. Pan Pan ended 2010 closer to home, touring to Cork, Galway, and Limerick with internationally renowned production Oedipus Loves You. All That Fall, created in August 2011, is their most recent work with Beckett, and will be presented this year with Embers and a lecture-demonstration of Quad at the Edinburgh International Festival. Pan Pan is supported by the Arts Council, Culture Ireland and Dublin City Council. Full artist credits/bios for the production will be included in a separate programme.

Beckett, Poet and Neighbour: Readings and Recollections with John Montague 6:00 PM, Wednesday 14 August, Graduate Memorial Building (GMB)
This reading and discussion will feature the Irish poet John Montague, who knew Samuel Beckett. The event will offer some reflections on Beckett’s status as a poet, his methods and materials, and Beckett’s later life in Paris. The session will be chaired by Gerald Dawe. Biographies of both figures are available below.

Samuel Beckett: A Passion for Paintings / A lecture-discussion with Fionnuala Croke 6:00 PM, Thursday 15 August, National Gallery of Ireland (Lecture Room)
As part of the Dublin celebrations of Beckett’s centenary in 2006, the National Gallery of Ireland organised an exhibition called ‘Samuel Beckett’ with the subtitle ‘a passion for paintings’. It brought together paintings, texts and critical reflections by Beckett on paintings and language in an attempt to communicate the roots of his aesthetic. The exhibition drew heavily on Beckett’s letters to Thomas MacGreevy of the 1930s, which more than any other source illustrate the writer’s special relationship with the NGI and his love of paintings. He haunted the Gallery and eagerly shared his thoughts and opinions with this trusted and like-minded friend. It was also MacGreevy who introduced Beckett to the artist Jack Yeats. This talk will focus on Beckett’s relationship with the MacGreevy, the NGI and Jack Yeats.

60DOT: Sixty Years of Godot / A lecture-discussion with Barry McGovern 6:00 PM, Thursday 15 August, National Gallery of Ireland (Lecture Room)
When it first opened in 1953, few of those present probably imagined the scale of cultural impact that Waiting for Godot would go on to have over the next sixty years. On this anniversary, the noted Beckett actor Barry McGovern, whose own experience in the play covers nearly every role and numerous national and international productions, will recite and and reflect on the significance of this cultural touchstone.

Lecturer, Performer, and Staff Biographies
H. Porter Abbott is Professor Emeritus in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his BA from Reed College, and his MA and PhD from the University of Toronto. Published works include Beckett Writing Beckett: The Author in the Autograph, Diary Fiction: Writing as Action, On the Origin of Fictions: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Real Mysteries, Narrative and the Unknowable, The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative, and The Fiction of Samuel Beckett: Form and Effect. Mary Bryden is Professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies at the University of Reading, and Vice-President of the Association of University Professors and Heads of French (AUPHF).! Her latest book is the edited collection Samuel Beckett and Animals (Cambridge UP, 2013), which links Beckett’s work with prominent contemporary debates about animality.! Previous books include the monographs Gilles Deleuze: Travels in Literature (2007), Samuel Beckett and the Idea of God (1998), Women in Samuel Beckett’s Prose and Drama: Her Own Other (1993), and the edited collections Beckett’s Proust/Deleuze’s Proust (2009; co-ed. with Margaret Topping), all with Palgrave; Deleuze and Religion (Routledge, 2001), Samuel Beckett and Music (Oxford UP, 1998), and The Ideal Core of the Onion: Reading Beckett Archives (BIF, 1992; co-ed. with John Pilling).! She has recently completed a monograph on T E Lawrence. Daniela Caselli is Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. Her research is in twentieth-century literature and culture, especially literary modernism, critical theory, and gender. She is the author of Beckett’s Dantes. Intertextuality in the Fiction and Criticism (Manchester University Press, 2005) and the editor of Beckett and Nothing: Trying to Understand Beckett (Manchester University Press: 2010). Her monograph on Djuna Barnes, Improper Modernism: Djuna Barnes’s Bewildering Corpus, appeared in 2009. She is currently working on a British-Academy-funded project on Dante in Modernism. Aedín Cosgrove co-founded Pan Pan in 1991. From 1994 to 1996 she also worked with Corcadorca, designing all aspects of the original productions of Disco Pigs and Misterman by Enda Walsh, as well The Mai by Marina Carr at the Abbey Theatre. She has designed numerous award-winning productions with Pan Pan. In 2006, Cosgrove travelled with director Sarah-Jane Scaife to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Athens, Greece, to the Samuel Beckett Centenary Residency program, during which time they produced Come and Go, Rough for Theatre I, Act Without Words II, Footfalls, and Nacht und Träume. In 2009 they produced Act Without Words II at Absolut Fringe, which was then presented at Dublin Theatre Festival 2010. In 2011 her design for Corn Exchange’s production Man of Valour won the best overall design award at Absolut Fringe, and All That Fall won Best Lighting Design at the 2012 Irish Times Theatre Awards. Fionnuala Croke is Director of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, since 2010. Before that she was Keeper and Head of Collections in the National Gallery of Ireland (2008-10). Fionnuala joined the NGI in 1987 as a Research Fellow, and went on to become Curator of French Paintings. In 2000, she set up the Exhibitions Department prior to the opening of the Millennium Wing in 2002; that same year she completed an MBA. In 2008 she was appointed head of a new collections division. She has organised and curated numerous exhibitions, including ‘Samuel Beckett. A Passion for Paintings’ in 2006, and has written widely on the NGI collection. She curated the current exhibition at the Chester Beatty Library, ‘Chester Beatty: The Paintings’, which will close on 31 August 2013. She is a member of the steering committee of the International Exhibitions Group (IEO), and is Vice-Chair of the Asian-European Museum Network (ASEMUS). Gerald Dawe is the author of seven collections of poetry, most recently Points West (2008). His Selected Poems was published in 2012. He has also edited several anthologies of Irish poetry and criticism. He is a fellow of Trinity College Dublin, professor in English, and founder-director of the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing. His awards and honours include the Macaulay Fellowship, Hawthornden and Ledig-Rowohlt Fellowships, a Moore Institute Fellowship (NUI, Galway) and Arts Council of Ireland Literature Awards. Peter Fifield is Junior Research Fellow in English at St John’s College, Oxford. In 2013 he published his monograph Late Modernist Style in Samuel Beckett and Emmanuel Levinas and the edited collection Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies. His articles have been published in the Journal of Beckett Studies and Samuel Beckett Today/Aurjoud’hui on Beckett and Francis Bacon, Georges Bataille and neuropsychiatric conditions. He co-

convenes the Debts and Legacies seminar in Oxford, co-organized the York Out of the Archive conference in 2011, and is a member of the interdisciplinary Beckett and Brain Science research group. He holds a BA and MA from the University of Durham, and a PhD from the University of York. He is currently working on a project looking at Samuel Beckett and post-war anti-literary writing in literature, philosophy and art. Nicholas Grene is Professor of English at TCD. He is one of the initiators of the M.Phil. in Anglo-Irish Literature in and is now the co-Director of its successor, the M.Phil. in Irish Writing, on which he teaches a module on Irish drama and seminars on Beckett.!His main research interests are in drama, primarily on Shakespeare and modern Irish theatre, but he has also worked on Irish poetry and on Indian literature in English. He is the author of numerous books and is currently writing on domestic spaces in modern drama. Jonathan Heron is the Artistic Director of Fail Better Productions and IATL Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick. His recent work as a theatre director has included Diary of a Madman/Discords (Warwick Arts Centre), The Nativity (Pegasus Oxford), Stasis: Beckett Shorts (Oxford Playhouse) and Play without a!Title (Belgrade Coventry).!Jonathan is a co-author of Open-space Learning: A Study in Transdisciplinary Pedagogy (Bloomsbury, 2011) and a contributor to Performing Early Modern Drama Today (CUP, 2012). He is coediting a special edition of the Journal of Beckett Studies (23.1, 2014) with Nicholas Johnson, with whom he also co-facilitates the Samuel Beckett Laboratory. He is a founding member of the AHRC Beckett and Brain Science working group and an active participant of the IFTR Performance-as-Research working group. Nicholas Johnson is Assistant Professor in Drama at TCD, as well as a performer, director, and writer. Recent practice-based research projects on Beckett include Abstract Machines: The Televisual Beckett (ATRL, 2010); and Three Dialogues (ATRL, 2011). In 2012 he directed Ethica: Four Shorts by Samuel Beckett, presenting Play, Come and Go, Catastrophe, and What Where in Bulgaria and in Dublin; this year Ethica will play at the Enniskillen Festival 2013 and at Áras an Uachtairáin for World Human Rights Day. He has contributed to The Plays of Samuel Beckett (Methuen, 2013) as well as Theatre Research International and Forum Modernes Theater, and is co-editing a forthcoming Journal of Beckett Studies special issue on performance with Jonathan Heron. He is director of Painted Filly Theatre and deputy director of the Samuel Beckett Summer School. Ben Keatinge is Associate Professor at South East European University, Macedonia. He has written widely on Beckett, Deleuze, and Irish Literature. His work is published in journals such as Irish University Review and in edited collections including On Literature and Science (2007), Other Edens: The Life and Work of Brian Coffey (2009), and Beckett Re-Membered: After the Centenary (2012). He holds a PhD from TCD. Jim Mays!is!Professor Emeritus of English and American Literature at University College Dublin, Ireland. He is editor of the Poetical Works volumes in The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, edited the 2009 Faber edition of Murphy, and has written on and edited a variety of modern, mainly Irish authors. Barry McGovern is a Dublin-born actor who has performed to international acclaim in many Beckett plays for stage and radio. He was a board member and actor in the Beckett Festival which the Dublin Gate Theatre launched in 1991 in partnership with Trinity College and Radio Telefís Eireann, and which toured to New York in 1996 and London in 1999. His award-winning one man show I’ll Go On, from the novels Molloy, Malone Dies and the Unnamable, was originally presented by the Gate Theatre at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 1985 and has toured all over the world; it will be presented along with his performance of Watt at the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival. John Montague is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including A Drunken Sailor (2004), Time in Armagh (1993), The Dead Kingdom (1984), The Rough Field (1972), and Poisoned Lands (1961). Montague edited the anthologies Bitter Harvest: An Anthology of Contemporary Irish Verse (1989) and the Faber Book of Irish Verse (1974). He is also the author of the story collections Berkeley’s Telephone and Other Fictions (2000), An Occasion of Sin (1992), and Death of a Chieftain (1964), as well as the novella The Lost Notebook (1987), the essay collection The Figure in the Cave (1989), and the memoirs Company (2001) and Born in Brooklyn (1991). Montague’s honours include the American Ireland Fund Literary Award, the Irish-American Cultural Institute’s Award for Literature, the Marten Toonder Award, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and an honorary doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Montague has taught at the University of Albany-SUNY, where he was chosen as the first Ireland Chair of Poetry, and at University College Cork.

Mark Nixon is Reader in Modern Literature at the University of Reading, where he is also Director of the Beckett International Foundation. With Dirk Van Hulle, he is editor in chief of the Journal of Beckett Studies and Co-Director of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project. He is also an editor of Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd’hui !and the current President of the Samuel Beckett Society. He has published widely on Beckett’s work; recent books include the monograph Samuel Beckett’s German Diaries 1936-37 (Continuum, 2011) and the edited collection Publishing Samuel Beckett (British Library, 2011). Forthcoming books include Samuel Beckett’s Library, written with Dirk Van Hulle (Cambridge UP, 2013), and the critical edition of Beckett’s short story ‘Echo’s Bones’ (Faber, 2014). He is currently preparing critical editions of Beckett’s ‘Critical Writings’ (with David Tucker; Faber) and Beckett’s ‘German Diaries’ (Suhrkamp), as well as The Bloomsbury Companion to Modernist Literature (with Ulrika Maude; Bloomsbury, 2015). Gavin Quinn is joint artistic director of Pan Pan, which he founded with Aedín Cosgrove in 1991. Selected productions include A Bronze Twist of Your Serpent Muscles by Gavin Quinn (winner of Best Overall Production, Dublin Fringe Festival, 1995); Cartoon (1997); Standoffish by Gavin Quinn (Best Production, Advertiser, Adelaide 2000); Deflowerfucked (2001); Mac-Beth 7 (2004); One: Healing with Theatre (2005); The Playboy of the Western World (in both Beijing and Dublin, in Mandarin and with a Chinese cast, 2006); Oedipus Loves You by Gavin Quinn and Simon Doyle (2006); The Crumb Trail by Gina Moxley (2009); All That Fall by Samuel Beckett (2011). He also directs for opera. Gavin is a Board Member of the Dublin Theatre Festival, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, The National Association of Youth Theatre and The Irish Theatre Institute. Sam Slote!is Associate Professor in English at Trinity College Dublin and a Director of the Samuel Beckett Summer School. His essays on Beckett have appeared in The Journal of Beckett Studies, Publishing Samuel Beckett (ed. Mark Nixon), Samuel Beckett in Context (ed. Anthony Uhlmann), and The Edinburgh Companion to Samuel Beckett and the Arts (ed. S. E. Gontarski, forthcoming). His annotated edition of Ulysses was published in 2012, his edited collection Derrida and Joyce: Texts and Contexts was published earlier this year!and a monograph entitled Joyce's Nietzschean Ethics will be published in October.!In addition to his work on Beckett and Joyce, he has written on Modernists such Nabokov, Pound, Borges, Woolf, and Elvis. Dirk Van Hulle, Professor of!English Literature at the University of Antwerp’s Centre for Manuscript Genetics. He!is the current president of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS), a trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation and an editor of Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd’hui. With Mark Nixon, he is co-director of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project (BDMP) and editor in chief of the Journal of Beckett Studies. He is the author of!Textual Awareness (2004), Manuscript Genetics: Joyce’s Know-How, Beckett’s Nohow (2008) and The Making of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Stirrings Still’ and ‘what is the word’ (2011). He is co-author of Samuel Beckett’s Library!(Cambridge!UP, 2013) with Mark Nixon, editor of Beckett’s Company (Faber and Faber, 2011), and with Shane Weller he has co-edited a genetic edition of L’Innommable/The Unnamable (2013), the second module of the BDMP (www.beckettarchive.org). He is currently preparing a monograph on Modern Manuscripts (Bloomsbury) and the 2nd edition of the Cambridge Companion to Samuel Beckett (Cambridge UP). Feargal Whelan is from Dublin and is currently completing his PhD thesis on Beckett’s engagement with the Anglo-Irish Protestant Imagination at University College Dublin. He is a co-organiser of the highly successful ‘Samuel Beckett and the “State” of Ireland’ conference which has been held annually at UCD since 2011. He has presented papers on Beckett’s works at conferences in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Canada, and has been published in The Journal of Beckett Studies and other reviews. S. E. Wilmer is a Professor of Drama in the School of Drama, Film and Music at Trinity College Dublin, and he edited Beckett in Dublin (1992) and co-edited (with Anna McMullan) Reflections on Beckett (2009). He is also the author of Theatre, Society and the Nation: Staging American Identities (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and (with Pirkko Koski) The Dynamic World of Finnish Theatre (2006). Other publications include (with Audrone Zukauskaite) Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism (2010); National Theatres in a Changing Europe (2008); (with John Dillon) Rebel Women: Staging Ancient Greek Drama Today (2005); and Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories (2004). He is also a playwright and has been a member of the executive committees of the American Society for Theatre Research and the International Federation for Theatre Research. He is co-director of the Samuel Beckett Summer School.

Bursaries and Partner Universities
Each year since its inception, the Beckett Summer School has offered a competitive international bursary for the full programme. Congratulations to our 2013 winner, Jensen Suther, and to our 2012 winner who is taking up his place this year, Paul Ardoin. In 2013, the Beckett Summer School has formed partnerships with several universities and other entities to offer joint bursaries, as part of our commitment to reducing attendance costs for the most interested and talented students from around the world. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following universities and organizations, listed here with the student winner: UNIVERSITY OF READING, Beckett International Foundation — Matthew McFrederick EMORY UNIVERSITY, Laney School of Graduate Studies — Benjamin Clary UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP, Centre for Manuscript Genetics, Dept. of Literature — Wout Dillen HEBREW UNIVERSITY, Dept. of English & Irish Friends of Hebrew University —!Yaeli Greenblatt HEBREW UNIVERSITY, Irish Friends of Hebrew University — Noam Schiff FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, George Harper Travel Grant, Dept. of English — Blake Stricklin UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Graduate Programs, Department of English — Phillip Witte TURKISH AIRLINES — Burc Dincel The Trinity Association and Trust, with the support of Trinity Alumni, has supported a number of student bursaries for current Trinity College students to attend the programme of the School: Laura Greene, James Hussey, James Little, Niall McCabe, Karl Peters, Aine Josephine Tyrrell

Congratulations to student winners, and thank you to our supporters!

The School Committee and Volunteers
Patron: Edward Beckett Directors: Sam Slote and S. E. Wilmer Deputy Director: Nicholas Johnson Administration and Public Programme: Seona MacRéamoinn Publicity and Marketing: Lucy McKenna School Administrator (Drama, Film & Music): Gail Weadick School Administrator (English): Orla McCarthy Staff: Alessandra Nania, Sinéad Finegan, and Nicole Zepnick Theatre Assistant/Crew: Marc Atkinson Volunteers: Anthony Barron, Jenni Schnarr, and Stephen Stacey look for 2014 dates, programme, and future announcements at

www.beckettsummerschool.com
‘Good. I am alone. It is summer. Time passes.’ —’What Where’, 1983

SPONSORSHIP & SPECIAL THANKS
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Our support staff and volunteers • Eve Patten & colleagues in the School of English • Brian Singleton & colleagues of the School of Drama, Film, and Music • The Manuscripts Division of the TCD Library • Provost Patrick Prendergast •!Michael Colgan and the staff of the Gate Theatre • The Estate of Samuel Beckett • Curtis Brown • David Abrahamson • Murat Balandi •!Ruben Borg • Enoch Brater • Stan Gontarski • Simon Williams • Irish Friends of Hebrew University IN-KIND SUPPORTERS of the SAMUEL BECKETT SUMMER SCHOOL DU Players / National Gallery of Ireland / USIT / Trinity Long Room Hub MAJOR SPONSORS The School of English, TCD The School of Drama, Film, and Music, TCD The Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Trinity College Dublin Association and Trust Provost’s Fund for the Visual and Performing Arts