Publications

Recent publications by University of Reading staff: 

2015

Edited Books

Mark Nixon and John Pilling, On in their Company: Essays on Beckett, with Tributes and Sketches; presented to Jim Knowlson on his 80th Birthday (Beckett International Foundation, 2015).

Chapters in Books

Mark Nixon, 'Ruptures of the visual: Beckett as critic and poet', in Dirk Van Hulle (ed.), The New Cambridge Companion to Samuel Beckett, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2015), 73-88.

_____, 'Postman and scholar: James Knowlson's friendship with Samuel Beckett', in On in their Company: Essays on Beckett, with Tributes and Sketches; presented to Jim Knowlson on his 80th Birthday (Beckett International Foundation, 2015), 17-23. 

Edited Journals

Mark Nixon and Dirk Van Hulle, Journal of Beckett Studies 24.1, 'My Texts are in a Terrible Mess' (Edinburgh University Press, 2015).

Journal Articles
Jonathan Bignell, 'Performing right: legal constraints and Beckett's plays on BBC television', Beckett Today/ Aujourd'hui, 27 (Amsterdam: Brill / Rodopi, 2015).

 

2014

Beckett Editions

Mark Nixon (ed.), Samuel Beckett: Echo's Bones (New York: Grove Press, 2014).

______ (ed.), 'Echo's Bones' by Samuel Beckett (London: Faber & Faber, 2014).

Chapters in Books

Anna McMullan, 'Designing Beckett: Jocelyn Herbert's contribution to Samuel Beckett's theatrical aesthetics', in S. E. Gontarski (ed.), The Edinburgh Companion to Samuel Beckett and the Arts (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014), 409-422.

Mark Nixon, 'Beckett's Unpublished Canon', in S. E. Gontarski (ed.), The Edinburgh Companion to Samuel Beckett and the Arts (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014), 282-305.

Journal Articles

Anna McMullan and Trish McTighe, 'Samuel Beckett, the Gate Theatre Dublin, and the contemporary Irish independent theatre sector: fragments of performance history', Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies (2014).

Mark Nixon and Dirk Van Hulle, 'Performance and Beckett's bare room', Journal of Beckett Studies, 23.1 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014), v-xi.

Edited Journals

Mark Nixon, David Tucker and Dirk Van Hulle (eds.), Revisiting Molloy, Malone meurt / Malone Dies and L'Innommable / The Unnamable, Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui, 26 (Amsterdam: Brill / Rodopi, 2014).

2013

Monographs

Mark Nixon and Dirk Van Hulle, Samuel Beckett's Library (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Edited Books

Mark Nixon and J. Wilm (eds.), Samuel Beckett und die deutsche Literatur (transcript verlag, 2013).

Chapters in Books

Mary Bryden, 'Pour finir encore: A Manuscript Study', in S. E. Gontarski (ed.), The Beckett Critical Reader (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013).

Mark Nixon, 'Samuel Beckett: video artist', in Peter Fifield and David Addyman (eds.), Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies: New critical essays (London: Bloomsbury Methuen, 2013), 177-190.

______, 'Germany: circa 1936-1937', in Anthony Uhlmann (ed.), Beckett in Context: Literature in Context (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 99-108.

______, 'Beckett liest deutsche Literatur 1945-1989: Eine Übersicht', in Mark Nixon and J. Wilm (eds.), Samuel Beckett und die deutsche Literatur (transcript verlag, 2013), 19-31.

 

2012

Monographs

Conor Carville, The Ends of Ireland: history, criticism, subjectivity (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012).

Mark Nixon & Dirk Van Hulle, Samuel Beckett's Library (Cambridge:Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Beckett Editions

John Pilling & Sean Lawlor (eds.),The collected poems of Samuel Beckett (London: Faber, 2012).

Edited Books

Mary Bryden (ed.), Beckett and Animals (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Chapters in Books

Mary Bryden, 'The Beckettian Bestiary', in M. Bryden (ed.), Beckett and Animals (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

______, '"That or Groan": Paining and De-paining in Beckett', in Y. Tajiri, M. Hori Tanaka and M. Tsushima (eds), Samuel Beckett and Pain (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012).

Max De-Gaynesford, 'Self-reflection in animals in Beckett and Kleist', in M. Bryden (ed.), The Beckett Bestiary (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).  

Lectures and Conference Papers

Mary Bryden, '"From Chaos to the Brain": Beckett and Deleuze', at 'Beckett and Brain Science' one-day conference, University of Reading, 27 April 2012.

Mark Nixon, 'Beckett and the Irish Cultural Marketplace, 1960-1989', at 'Beckett and the State of Ireland' conference, University College Dublin, July 2012.

______, 'A different canon - the German Beckett', at École Normale Supérieure, Paris, June 2012.

______ and Dirk Van Hulle, 'Historisch-krritischer genetic crritic!', at European Society for Textual Scholarship annual conference, Berne, February 2012.

______, 'Faux Départs: the textual genesis of Beckett's All Strange Away and Imagination Dead Imagine' at MLA Convention, Seattle, January 2012.

Reviews

Mary Bryden, 'Beckett at MLA', The Beckett Circle, Vol.35, No.1 (Spring 2012) pp.12-13.

Encyclopaedia Entries

Mary Bryden, 'Samuel Beckett', in E. Ziolkowski et al, Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012).

 

2011

Monographs

Mark Nixon, Samuel Beckett's German Diaries 1936-37 (London: Continuum, 2011).

John Pilling, Samuel Beckett's 'More Pricks Than Kicks': in a strait of two wills (London: Continuum, 2011).

Edited Books

Mark Nixon (ed.), Publishing Samuel Beckett (London: British Library, 2011).

Chapters in Books

Jonathan Bignell, 'Quadrat. Tanz der Gender', in G. Hartel (ed.), The Eye of Prey. Essays zu Samuel Becketts Film und Fernseharbeiten (Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2011), 52-75.

Mark Nixon, 'Becketts Film Vidéo-Cassette projet', in: The Eye of Prey: Becketts Film-, Fernseh- und Videoarbeiten: Becketts Fernseh-, Film- und Videoarbeiten, ed. Gaby Hartel and Michael Glasmeier (Frankfurt a.M.: Suhrkamp, 2011).

______, '"a space to note": Raumästhetik in Becketts Manuskripten', in: Raum und Objekt im Werk von Samuel Beckett, ed. Franziska Sick (Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2011).

John Pilling and Andrew Nash, 'The "Shatton and Windup" Affair: Beckett's dealings with the firm of Chatto & Windus, "Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation"', in M. Nixon (ed.), Publishing Samuel Beckett (London: British Library, 2011) 11-22.

John Pilling & Sean P. Lawlor, 'Beckett in transition', in M. Nixon (ed.), Publishing Samuel Beckett (London: British Library, 2011) 83-96.

Journal Articles

Conor Carville, 'Autonomy and the everyday: Beckett, late modernism and post-war visual art', Beckett Today/ Aujourd'hui, 23 (2011).

Mark Nixon,  'Beckett's Manuscripts in the Marketplace', in: Modernism/modernity 18.4 (2011), 823-31.

Lectures and Conference Papers

Jonathan Bignell, 'Buster Keaton in Samuel Beckett's Film', at a public lecture for the EU-sponsored 'Researchers Night' at the University of Reading, 23 September 2011.

Mark Nixon, 'Beckett liest deutsche Literatur 1945-1989', at 'Beckett and German Culture' conference, Technische Universität Darmstadt, September 2011.

______, 'Beckett and the Visual Arts', at the Beckett Summer School, Trinity College Dublin, July 2011 (keynote).

______, 'Beckett reading Irish Literature', at 'Beckett and the State of Ireland' conference, University College Dublin, July 2011 (keynote).

______, '"dirty little exercise-books": Beckett's manuscripts in the market-place', at 'Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive' conference, University of York, June 2011 (keynote).

______, 'The Use of Manuscripts in Beckett Studies', Regent's Park College, University of Oxford, May 2011.

______, 'Editing Beckett's unpublished story "Echo's Bones"', University of Durham, February 2011.

Encyclopaedia Entries

Mary Bryden, 'Femmes', in M-C Hubert (ed.), Dictionnaire Beckett (Paris: Honoré Champion, 2011), 434-437.
______, 'Musique', in M-C Hubert (ed.), Dictionnaire Beckett (Paris: Honoré Champion, 2011), 700-702. 

Blogs

Jonathan Bignell, 'Beckett in Damascus', blog post discussing spatiality in television versions of Beckett's drama, based on talks presented during a visit by Jonathan Bignell to Damascus Theatre Lab, Syria, (March 2011), posted at http://fttreading.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/beckett-in-damascus-3/, June 2011.

 

2010

Monographs

Anna McMullan, Performing embodiment in Samuel Beckett's drama (London: Routledge, 2010).

Editions

Mary Bryden (ed.), Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot (London: Faber, 2010). 

Mark Nixon (ed.), Samuel Beckett: Texts for Nothing and other Short Prose, 1950-1976 (London: Faber, 2010).

Chapters in Books

Jonathan Bignell, 'Into the void: Beckett's television plays and the idea of broadcasting', in D. Caselli (ed.), Beckett and Nothing (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010), 25-42.

______, 'Clowning with Beckett', in S.E. Gontarski (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Samuel Beckett (Oxford: Blackwell, 2010), 358-371.

Mark Nixon, 'George Reavey and Samuel Beckett', in S. O'Connell (ed.), George Reavey: A Centenary Celebration (Dublin: Lilliput Press, 2010).

______, 'Beckett and Germany in the 1930s: the development of a poetics', in S.E. Gontarski (ed.), A Companion to Samuel Beckett (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), 130-42.

John Pilling, 'On not being there: going on without Beckett', in D. Caselli (ed.), Beckett and Nothing (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010), 20-27.

Edited Journals

Mark Nixon & Dirk Van Hulle (eds.), Journal of Beckett Studies 19.2, 'Beckett and Germany' (Edinburgh University Press, 2010). 

Journal Articles

Mary Bryden, '"Stuck in a Stagger": Beckett and Cixous', Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui, vol. 22 (2010), 275-87.

Mark Nixon, 'Beckett in Germany 1936/37: A Chronology', in: Journal of Beckett Studies 19.2 (2010), 245-72. [originally published in German in 2005].

______, 'Beckett - Frisch - Dürrenmatt', in Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui 22 (2010), 315-27.

______, '"Belacqua redivivus"': Beckett's short story "Echo's Bones"', Limit(e) Beckett 1 (2010).

Lectures and Conference Papers

Jonathan Bignell, 'Spatiality and production technologies in Beckett's TV plays', for the Beckett Working Group at 'Cultures of Modernity', the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) annual conference, Munich, 2010.

Mary Bryden, 'Beckett in France', invited lecture at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 28 September 2010.

Mark Nixon and Arianna Antonielli, 'Yeats, Ellis, and the Blake edition', at European Society for Textual Scholarship annual conference, Pisa, Florence, November 2010.

______, '"All I knew" - Beckett's unpublished short story "Echo's Bones"', at 'Back to the Beckett Text' international conference, Sopot, Poland, May 2010 (keynote).

______, 'always elsewhere' - Beckett's 'German Diaries', at 'Beckett Between' conference, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, February 2010.

______, '"a space to note": Raumästhetik in Becketts Manuskripten', at Samuel Beckett Gesellschaft, Kassel, Germany, January 2010 (keynote).

Reviews

Bryden, Review of Isabelle Ost, Samuel Beckett et Gilles Deleuze: Cartographie de deux parcours d'écriture (Bruxelles: Publications des facultés universitaires Saint-Louis, 2008), Journal of Beckett Studies, Vol.19, No.2 (Summer 2010), 285-88.

Mark Nixon, Review of Helene Cixous's Le Voisin de zéro (Zero's Neighbour: Sam Beckett), Times Literary Supplement (2010).

______, 'Beckett and the German Language', review of Marion Fries-Dieckmann's Samuel Beckett und die deutsche Sprache, in Journal of Beckett Studies 19.2 (2010), 283-85.

______, 'Beckett back with the Irish', Times Literary Supplement (23 July 2010).

 

2009

Monographs

Jonathan Bignell, Beckett on Screen: The Television Plays (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009).

Edited Books

Mary Bryden & M. Topping (eds.), Beckett's Proust / Deleuze's Proust (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Anna McMullan & S. E. Wilmer (eds.), Reflections on Beckett: a centenary celebration (University of Michigan Press, 2009).

Mark Nixon & Matthew Feldman (eds.), The International Reception of Samuel Beckett (London: Continuum, 2009). 

Chapters in Books

Jonathan Bignell, 'The Embarrassment of Meeting: Burroughs, Beckett, Proust (and Deleuze)', in M. Bryden & M. Topping (eds.), Beckett's Proust / Deleuze's Proust (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), 13-25.

______, '"Hommage furtif": Cixous's Difficult Love of Beckett', in D. Guardamagna & R. Sebellin (eds.), Beckett in Rome (Rome: Laterza, 2009).

______, 'The Reception of Beckett in Great Britain', in M. Nixon & M. Feldman (eds.), The International Reception of Samuel Beckett (London: Continuum, 2009), 40-54.

Mark Nixon,'Between art-world and life-world: Beckett's Dream of Fair to Middling Women', in U. Maude & M. Feldman (eds.), Beckett and Phenomenology (London: Continuum, 2009), 97-108.

______, 'Between Gospel and Prohibition: Beckett in Nazi Germany 1936-1937', in Sean Kennedy & Katherine Weiss (eds.), Samuel Beckett: History, Memory, Archive (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009), 31-46.

______, 'Beckett's Library - From Marginalia to Notebooks' [with Dirk Van Hulle] in D. Guardamagna & R. Sebellin (eds.), Beckett in Rome (Rome: Latereza, 2009), 57-71.

______, '"Writing myself into the ground": Textual existence and death in Beckett', in S. Barfield, M. Feldman & P. Tew (eds.), Beckett and Death (London: Continuum, 2009), 22-30.

John Pilling, 'A critique of aesthetic judgment: Beckett's "Dissonance of Ends and Means"', in S. E. Gontarski (ed.), A Companion to Beckett (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), 63-72.

______, 'Beckett and Italian literature (after Dante)', in D. Guardamagna and R. M. Sebellin (eds.), The Tragic Comedy of Samuel Beckett (Bardi, Italy: Laterza, 2009), 178-191. 

Journal Articles

Mary Bryden, 'Beckett, Maritain, and Merton: The Negative Way', Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui, vol. 21 (2009), 45-58.

James Knowlson, 'Beckett and Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Art', in Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui 21 (2009), 27-44.

Mark Nixon, '"Infernal Streams" - Beckett's Rivers', Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui 20 (2009), 33-47.

______, 'Beckett's Film Vidéo-Cassette projet', Journal of Beckett Studies 18, nos. 1-2 (2009), 32-43.

______, 'Beckett Publishing / Publishing Beckett in the 1930s', Variants 6 (2009), 209-219.

John Pilling, 'The uses of enchantment: Beckett and the fairy tale'. Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui, 21 (2009), 75-85.

Reviews

John Pilling, 'Beckett's Letters', Journal of Beckett Studies, 18 (2009), 178-191.

 

2008

Chapters in Books

Jonathan Bignell, 'The Midcentury Godot: Beckett and Saroyan', in L. Ben-Zvi & A. Moorjani (eds.), Beckett at 100: Revolving it all (Oxford & NY: Oxford University Press, 2008), 259-270.

Journal Articles

Mary Bryden, 'From Writing to Silence', The Tablet (December 2008), 8-9.

______, 'Beckett, Boll, and Clowns', Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui, no. 19 (2008), 157-171.

______, '"The Snowball Act": Beckett's Literary Pathfinding', trans. into Japanese by M. Kondo, Rose des vents/Suiseisha, no. 22 (Spring 2008), 68-80.

Anna McMullan, 'History in tatters: bodies and things in Samuel Beckett's theatre', Etudes Britanniques Contemporaines, 35 (2008), 27-37.

Mark Nixon, '"the remains of trace": intra-and intertextual transferences in Beckett's Mirlitonnades manuscripts', in S.E. Gontarski, W.J. Cloonan, A. Hargreaves & D. Anderson (eds.), Journal of Beckett Studies 16, nos.1-2 (2006/2007), 121-34; also issued as Journal of Beckett Studies Book, (2008).

______, '"Unutterably faint": Beckett's Late English Poetry', Fulcrum Annual 6 (2008), 507-21.

   

2007

Chapters in Books

Anna McMullan, 'Beckett's theatre: embodying alterity', in L. Ben-Zvi and A. Moorjani (eds.), Beckett at 100: Revolving it All (Oxford: OUP, 2007), 166-176.

______, 'From matron to matrix: gender, authority and (dis)embodiment in Beckett's Theatre', in M. Sihra (ed.), Women in Irish Drama: A Century of Authorship and Representation. Performance Interventions, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), 97-108.

Journal Articles

Anna McMullan, 'Mutated bodies: stage performances of Beckett's late prose texts by Mabou Mines (1984) and Gare St. Lazare Players, Ireland (2005)', Performance Research, 12.1 (2007), 57-65.

______, 'Samuel Beckett's theatre: liminal subjects and the politics of perception', The Princeton University Library Chronicle, 68 (2007), 450-464.

 

 

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