Samuel Beckett in Company

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.

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  1. Still: Samuel Beckett’s Quietism
    €39.90
    ibidem
    290 Pages
    In the 1930s, a young Samuel Beckett confessed to a friend that he had been living his life according to an ‘abject self-referring quietism’. Andy Wimbush argues that ‘quietism’—a philosophical...
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  2. Pop Beckett: Intersections with Popular Culture
    €45.90
    ibidem
    310 Pages
    When Samuel Beckett’s work first appeared, it was routinely described, by Adorno amongst others, as a clear example of European high culture. However, this judgement ignored an aspect of Beckett’s...
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  3. Beckett, Lacan and the Gaze

    Llewellyn Brown

    Beckett, Lacan and the Gaze

    €59.90
    ibidem
    626 Pages
    Forming a pair with the voice, the gaze is a central structuring element of Samuel Beckett’s creation. And yet it takes the form of a strangely impersonal visual dimension testifying to the absence of...
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  4. Beckett’s Late Stage

    Rhys Tranter

    Beckett’s Late Stage

    Trauma, Language, and Subjectivity
    €39.90
    ibidem
    246 Pages
    Beckett’s Late Stage reexamines the Nobel laureate’s post-war prose and drama in the light of contemporary trauma theory. Through a series of sustained close-readings, the study demonstrates how the...
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  5. A Theatre of Affect

    Charlotta Palmstierna Einarsson

    A Theatre of Affect

    The Corporeal Turn in Samuel Beckett’s Drama
    €39.90
    ibidem
    216 Pages
    Combining phenomenological analysis with dance and performance analysis and affect theory, A Theatre of Affect: The Corporeal Turn in Samuel Beckett’s Drama takes stock of the various ways in which the...
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  6. Samuel Beckett and Contemporary Art

    David Houston Jones, Robert Reginio, Katherine Weiss

    Samuel Beckett and Contemporary Art

    €45.90
    ibidem
    360 Pages
    This groundbreaking collection from scholars and artists on the legacy of Beckett in contemporary art provides readers with a unique view of this important writer for page, stage, and screen. The volume...
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  7. Beckett, Lacan and the Voice
    €39.90
    ibidem
    470 Pages
    The voice traverses Beckett's work in its entirety, defining its space and its structure. Emanating from an indeterminate source situated outside the narrators and characters, while permeating the very...
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