"What is the Word": Celebrating Samuel Beckett

Title: "What is the Word": Celebrating Samuel Beckett

event type: colloquium

dates: 7-8 November (1 PM-8 PM on Thursday 7 November, 11 AM-evening on Friday 8 November)

description: Washington University houses one of the premiere collections of Samuel Beckett’s papers, and 2019 is both the fiftieth anniversary of Beckett’s Nobel Prize and the thirtieth anniversary of his death. "What is the Word" is a two-day colloquium devoted to the French- and English-language writings of Samuel Beckett, with a particular focus on questions of translation and performance. There will be five invited speakers, including literary scholars, editors, and translators;  other events will include translation workshops, pedagogical workshops, class visits, readings, theatrical performances, a film screening, and guided visits of two library exhibits devoted to rare Beckett materials from our archive and from other collections. Please click: