“Contemporary Beckett” explores aspects of research on the work of Samuel Beckett, such as, for example: the festivalisation of his work; the impact of the directorial changes that he made to his playtexts for contemporary stage interpretations of his plays; and the translation of his stage and radio plays in contemporary Brazil.
📅 September 16th
🕤 14:00-15:00 Brazil/18:00-19:00 Ireland
💻 Live on PPGI UFSC YouTube Channel
*This event offers a certificate of attendance. Information about certificates will be given during the talk.
NEI Digital Round Tables aim to discuss aspects of research conducted by members of NEI (Núcleo de Estudos Irlandeses of UFSC), in the field of Irish Studies, at undergraduate, MA, PhD and postdoctoral level, with scholars and artists from Ireland, and from the Irish Studies global community.
Trish McTighe is Lecturer in Drama at Queen’s University Belfast. Previously, she lectured at the University of Birmingham and was an AHRC postdoctoral researcher on the Staging Beckett Project at the University of Reading (2012-2015). Her book, The Haptic Aesthetic in Samuel Beckett’s Drama, was published with Palgrave in 2013, and she co-edited (with David Tucker) the double volume Staging Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland and Staging Beckett in Great Britain (Bloomsbury-Methuen, 2016). She has published in the journals Modern Drama, Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui, and Irish University Review. She is theatre reviews editor for the Journal of Beckett Studies.
James Little is a postdoctoral researcher at Charles University, Prague, and Masaryk University, Brno. Author of Samuel Beckett in Confinement: The Politics of Closed Space (Bloomsbury, 2020), his recent work can be found in Text and Performance Quarterly, the Irish University Review and the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. His monograph The Making of Samuel Beckett’s Not I / Pas moi, That Time / Cette fois and Footfalls / Pas is forthcoming with Bloomsbury and University Press Antwerp (2021).
Larissa Ceres Lagos is Lecturer in English and Literatures in English at the Languages Department at the Federal University of Ouro Preto. Her doctoral dissertation presents and discusses the translation and analysis of three radio plays written by Samuel Beckett (Embers, Words and Music, and Cascando). The dissertation also discusses the impact of radio and music/sounds in Beckett’s artistic project, and explores the influence of James Joyce in the life and aesthetic work of Samuel Beckett.
Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos is a member of the Postgraduate Programme in English at UFSC; a founding member of NEI – the Núcleo de Estudos Irlandeses of UFSC; and an executive member of IASIL – The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures. Currently, she is also a Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Institute at University College Dublin, with the project “Physical Disability in Irish Theatre”. She supervises research projects at MA and PhD level in Irish Studies at PPGI/UFSC.
Alinne Fernandes is Vice-Coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in English at UFSC; a member of the Post-graduate Programme in Translation Studies; Vice-coordinator of NEI; and the Coordinator of the Group of Research in Irish Studies at CNPq. She supervises research at MA and PhD level in the fields of Irish Studies, Women’s Writings and Translation Studies at PPGI and PGET/UFSC.
Organizers: Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos, Alinne Fernandes and Maria Rita Viana.