ISSN 2365-3809 (Print) 
ISSN 2940-3928 (Online)

Editor: Paul Stewart

Samuel Beckett in Company seeks to place Beckett within an array of contexts—literary, historical, geographical, philosophical, theoretical, and institutional—yet with the overarching rationale of tracing the relations of which Beckett is the centre.

Through a career that spanned prose, poetry, theatre, literary criticism, radio, film, and television over a period of some 60 years, Beckett was influenced by, negotiated with, and then came to influence, a host of artists (both literary and non-literary), media, and their associated institutions. By placing Beckett at the centre of such relations, the series aims to trace influences on Beckett, but also to investigate how he influenced subsequent artists, movements, media, and institutions. Submissions that focus on new or previously neglected relations are particularly welcome.

The series comprises monographs and collections of essays. Some suggested themes may include, but are by no means restricted to:

  • The role of relation/non-relation in Beckett’s oeuvre.
  • Discrete bi-author studies (e.g. “Beckett and Coetzee”, “Beckett and Sade”) or Beckett’s relation to a literary genre or movement (such as the Big House novel, the Gothic, the Bildungsroman).
  • Beckett, the social and the political.
  • Beckett’s relations with other artistic forms, such as music and the visual arts.
  • Beckett’s role within the development of literature, radio, television, film, and drama (in terms of individual countries, or internationally).
  • Beckett’s relation with institutions (e.g. Beckett and the BBC, Beckett and RTE, Beckett and transition, Beckett and his publishers).
  • Beckett’s relations to literary and non-literary movements, philosophies, or theories (such as Beckett and Neuroscience, Beckett and Psychoanalysis; Beckett’s influence on Post-modern philosophy and theory; Beckett and Academia).
  • Adaptations and appropriations of Beckett’s works.
  • Beckett’s place in a globalised, digitised age

Prof. Paul Stewart, The University of Nicosia
Hannah Simpson, Junior Research Fellow, St Anne's College, University of Oxford  
Prof. Luz Maria Sanchez, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico)
Patrick Bixby, Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Prof. Sean Kennedy, St Mary’s University, Halifax
Prof. Anna McMullan, University of Reading
Jose Francisco Fernandez Sanchez, University of Almeria

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