International Conference | Oct. 16-18, 2020
"Nature has forgotten us" says Hamm in Beckett's Endgame. This simple yet catastrophic statement speaks to why Beckett Studies are more and more concerned to what Beckett's oeuvre can tell us about our contemporary and urgent plights with regard to nature and the environment. Taking a cue from these contemporary developments in Beckett scholarship, as well as from recent literary and cultural studies on post-humanism, the Anthropocene, eco-criticism, object-oriented and materialist ontologies, the "Samuel Beckett and Nature" International Conference will assemble scholars interested in the different questions of nature, the environment and all its concomitant catastrophes in and around Beckett's works. It will close with a performance of Molloy by Gare St. Lazare Ireland within the show cave in Blanchard Springs Caverns.
“Echo’s Bones and Ecoflesh: Nature in Beckett’s poems”
“What dreams! Those forests!: Memory and Nature in Beckett, from Clov’s Flea to Krapp’s Last Banana”
Deadline for papers or proposed panels submission, in both English and French: January 20, 2020. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
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