Samuel Beckett and the ‘State’ of Ireland III
Sponsored by John Hume Global Institute of Irish Studies
UCD Humanities Institute
Friday 2 August 2013
9:30-10:30 Panel 1 Chair: Scott Hamilton
Arthur Broomfield (Independent Scholar): Beckett and The Irish Word.
David McKinney (UCD): ‘A Room in Beckett’s House’: The Re-Emergence of the Beckettian Aesthetic in Recent Irish Fiction.
10:40-12:00 Panel 2 Chair: David Clare
Ian Miller (Independent Scholar): Waiting, For Beckett.
Mary O’Byrne (NUI, Maynooth): ‘Fuck Life’: A Phenomenological Reading of the Dramatisation of Death in Rockaby.
Patricia McTighe (Univ. of Reading): ‘You and your landscapes!’: A Sense of Place in Productions of Beckett’s Work on the Irish Stage.
12:10-1:30 Panel 3 Chair: Amanda Dennis
Georgina Nugent-Folan (TCD): Gertrude Stein, die unglückliche Dame? : Beckett’s reading of Stein in the German letter and its implications.
Siobhán Purcell (NUI, Galway): Renderings of Mental Illness in Beckett’s earlier writings.
Alan Graham (UCD): ‘Our missing twenty millions’: Joyce, Beckett and the Gaeltacht
2:30-3:50 Panel 4 Chair: Alan Graham
Brian Fox (Royal Holloway, Univ. of London): ‘Irish Realist’: Anthony Cronin’s ‘Beckett man’ and the ‘non-novel’ in Ireland’
Feargal Whelan (UCD): ‘Impossible Jargon’: The Irish accent in Human Wishes.
P.J. Murphy (Thompson Rivers University): “Boycotting Belacqua: Popular Culture Contexts at the Heart of Dream of Fair to Middling Women”.
4:00-5:30 Panel 5 Chair: Feargal Whelan
David Clare (NUIG): ‘Turn the wick low’: Samuel Beckett’s Increasingly Dark Depictions of Co. Wicklow.
Leonard Madden: “Eternal I endure. All hope abandon, all yea who enter here”: Exeo defunctus: undead in Dublin in “Enueg I”.
Benjamin Keatinge (South East European University): ”but to hell with all this fucking scenery”: Beckett, Ireland and the Topographical Imaginary.
Saturday 3 August
10:00-11:20 Panel 6 Chair: Siobhán Purcell
Aoife Lynch (UCD): ‘Man and the Echo: The Black Hole of Universal Reception in Difference’.
Brenda O’Connell (NUIM): “ ‘…dreadfully un-…’staged bodies”. Beckettian Echoes in Irish Performance Practice and International Experimental Theatre.
11:30-12:50 Panel 7 Chair: Graham Price
Stephen Stacey (TCD): Translating for Sense: Samuel Beckett’s Writing in English, French and English.
Trask Roberts (Univ. of Minnesota): Beckett’s Disregarded Reader: An Exploration of Self-Translation.
Amanda Dennis (Univ. of California, Berkeley): The Shifting Space of Language: Linguistic Ambivalence in the Post-war Writings.
2:00-3:20 Panel 8 Chair: Scott Hamilton
Einat Adar (Charles University, Prague): The Blind Man Made to See: ‘Rough for Theatre I’ and the Irish Philosphical Tradition.
Peter O’Neill (DCU): Embodying ‘Being’: Heraclitus and Samuel Beckett.
Eoghan Smith (Carlow College): ‘An example to us all’?: Beckett, Philosophy and Irish Writing.
3:30-5:00 Panel 9 Chair: Feargal Whelan
Mary F. Catanzaro (Independent Scholar): Some Irish and French Roots of the Pseudocouple: From Tristram Shandy and Bouvard and Pécuchet to Mercier and Camier.
Scott Eric Hamilton (UCD):
Rodney Sharkey (Qatar Medical Univ.): “From Womb to Room to Tomb”: Gestation, Nation and Reputation: Beckett and the ‘States’ of Ireland.
6:45 Dinner at Carluccio’s, Dame Street