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Intermedial Beckett Symposium

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 11am – 7pm

Intermedial Beckett Symposium

Samuel Beckett changed the theatre forever by using the new media of his time. Since his death in 1989, the analogue stage and screen technologies of the 20th century have given way to various forms of digital telepresence, and experiments in translating Beckett across media abound. In partnership with the Dublin Theatre Festival and the Trinity Long Room Hub, The Trinity Centre for Beckett Studies will curate a day of presentations, conversations, and lectures by leading experts and artists to discuss the impact of intermedial performance, contemporary art, and Beckett's legacy.

11:00-1:00: Beckett and Theories of Intermediality
   Anna McMullan — "Samuel Beckett: Intermedial Legacies"
   David Houston Jones — "Samuel Beckett: Face, Installation, Embodiment"
   Panel Discussants: Matthew Causey, Derval Tubridy, Catherine Laws
   Chair: Nicholas Johnson

1:00-2:00: Lunch (provided)
   Virtual Play installation in the Hoey Ideas Space

2-3:30: Beckett in Virtual Reality
   Panel discussion with the members of the V-SENSE research project
   Aljosa Smolic, Néill O'Dwyer, Enda Bates, Nicholas Johnson

3:30-4:00: Coffee (provided)

4:00-6:00: Beckett and Practices of Intermediality
   Derval Tubridy — "Intermediality, Agency, Diversity"
   Catherine Laws — "Beckett, Music, and the Intermedial"
   Discussants: Ciaran Clarke, Angela Butler, Anna McMullan
   Chair: Julie Bates

6:00 PM: Launch of the Trinity Centre for Beckett Studies
   Jane Ohlmeyer, director of the Trinity Long Room Hub
   Sam Slote, director of the Trinity Centre for Beckett Studies

The symposium is hosted by Dr Nicholas Johnson, Prof David Houston Jones, Dr Catherine Laws, Prof Anna McMullan, Dr Sam Slote, and Dr Derval Tubridy. Kindly supported by interdisciplinary seed funding from the Trinity Long Room Hub, and in partnership with the Dublin Theatre Festival, the School of Creative Arts, and V-SENSE (SFI-funded project held by Prof. Aljosa Smolic).

This event is free but does require registration- you can register for this event here
More information about the Beckett Studies Center here 

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Conferences, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is required)

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