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“Beckett Beyond” Zine Project – Series 2 now exhibiting in the Library

The Library, in collaboration with the Department of Drama and the Trinity Centre for Beckett Studies, is proud to present the second series of “Beckett Beyond Zines” which are on display in Iveagh Hall, former Berkeley Library.

Produced by the Junior Sophisters of the open module “Studies in Samuel Beckett: Beckett Beyond” (designed and taught by Céline Thobois-Gupta), these research zines disseminate each learner’s investigation of Samuel Beckett’s dramatic work with a special focus on a theme of their choice.

This year, the cohort was composed mainly of visiting students, which steered the research dynamic beyond the shores of Ireland towards various political, cultural, and artistic ecosystems. Topics covered included Gender Performance, Technology, and Samuel Beckett; The Politics of Control in Samuel Beckett and George Orwell; Samuel Beckett, Krapp’s Last Tape, and Traumas; Samuel Beckett and Choreography; the Fight Against the Denial of Catastrophe in Samuel Beckett’s Theatre; and Acting Beckett’s Absurd.  Many congratulations to the authors Léana Etienne, Maria Karampatsi, Aoife Kavanagh, Judith Leimann, Charles Putzhoven, and Guo Wen for sharing their work with us.

Copies of the zines are available to read in detail and reflection is invited by completing a feedback form available beside the display.

The Beckett Beyond Zines, which are a significant contribution to undergraduate research in Trinity College, are in the process of being catalogued as part of the Library’s permanent collection, as well as archived on TARA, Trinity’s Institutional Repository.  

The Beckett Beyond Exhibition will run until the end of Trinity Term. You can read more about the Beckett Beyond exhibition at this link – https://libguides.tcd.ie/beckettzines

Written by Céline Thoibois Gupta

School of Creative Arts

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Terry McDonald

The Library.