Welcome to the Beckett Research Centre, an interdisciplinary hub for the advancement of scholarly and creative engagement with the works of Samuel Beckett, drawing on the world-leading archive of Beckett materials held in the University of Reading's Special Collections.

We are an active community of scholars from a range of disciplines across the University and beyond, undertaking internationally acclaimed research on Beckett. Staff and adjuncts from all career levels, doctoral researchers and students, as well as creative and research associates from both within and outside of the University, form an integral part of the Centre's activities. See the links to the right for more information.


Research theme 2017











2017-18 Research Themes

This year the Samuel Beckett Research Centre will present a programme of public events around the topical themes of Europe and the environment. More information will be posted in due course.










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Editing Modernist Letters Workshop

Thursday 2 November 2017 (all day event)


This one day workshop on the letters of Dorothy Richardson, James Joyce and Samuel Beckett brings together students and scholars interested in literary modernism, archival research and textual editing. For more information and registration details, please see the BARP website.


Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading.





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