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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Visual Arts, Music, and the Creative Process€59.90ibidem340 PagesThis is the first monograph to analyse Beckett’s use of the visual arts, music, and broadcasting media through a transdisciplinary approach. It considers how Beckett’s complex and varied use of art,...
Paul Stewart, David Pattie€45.90ibidem310 PagesWhen 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...
Trauma, Language, and Subjectivity€39.90ibidem246 PagesBeckett’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...
Charlotta Palmstierna Einarsson
The Corporeal Turn in Samuel Beckett’s Drama€39.90ibidem216 PagesCombining 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...
David Houston Jones, Robert Reginio, Katherine Weiss€45.90ibidem360 PagesThis 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...