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Mark Nixon

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Co-director of the Beckett International Foundation at the University of Reading

School Director of Postgraduate Studies

Areas of interest

My main research focus is on the work of Samuel Beckett. Other research interests: Paul Celan; modern European literature; contemporary fiction; genetic manuscript studies; scholarly editing; digital humanities; animal rights.

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome applications from research students planning to work on Samuel Beckett, modern European Literature, contemporary fiction, modern manuscripts, or in the fields of genetic criticism and textual scholarship.


I am convenor of undergraduate modules:

  • Modernism (Part 2)
  • Samuel Beckett (EN3SB)
  • James Joyce (EN3JJ)
  • The Writer's Workshop: Studying Manuscripts (EN3SM)

I am convenor of MA modules:

  • Materiality and Textuality
  • Samuel Beckett

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • Co-Director, Beckett International Foundation
  • Co-Director, Beckett Digital Manuscript Project
  • Editor-in-chief, Journal of Beckett Studies
  • Series Editor, 'Elements in Beckett Studies' (Cambridge University Press)
  • President, Samuel Beckett Society (2013-2015)
  • Honorary Member of the Samuel Beckett Gesellschaft


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