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TLRH | The Beckett Brunch: Cross-Border Beckett / Beckett par-delà les frontières

Saturday, 24 April 2021, 10am – 3pm

TLRH | The Beckett Brunch: Cross-Border Beckett / Beckett par-delà les frontières

A Franco-Irish event organised by the Centre for Beckett Studies with partnerships from the Trinity Long Room Hub, the Department of French, the Department of Drama, and the School of English, as well as the Sorbonne Paris Nord. Additional support provided by the Embassy of France in Ireland, the Alliance Française in Dublin, and the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris.

We are delighted to invite you to the first Beckett Brunch hosted online from Dublin, on the theme of “Cross-Border Beckett.” This event is tailored for all literature lovers and Beckett enthusiasts, as well as Beckettian scholars and practitioners. Born in Dublin in 1906, the young Beckett was educated between 1920 and 1923 in Enniskillen (County Fermanagh). In his early adult life, he lived in London and travelled regularly to Germany, before settling down in Paris in 1937. If crossing geographic borders was a regular experience from the start of his life, then it is not surprising that borders recur in Beckett’s oeuvre. In the current political context, reading, playing, staging, or adapting Beckett’s texts can provide an opportunity to think our world anew. We hope that this gathering around a key European artist will offer a convivial time to discuss physical and metaphorical borders in Beckett’s work, as well as in our contemporary society. We will hear from Beckett experts, teachers, students and artists, and we are eager to also hear from you.

Nous sommes ravis de vous inviter au premier Beckett Brunch en ligne depuis Dublin, autour du thème « Beckett par-delà les frontières. » Cet événement franco-irlandais s’adresse à tous les amoureux de la littérature, aux passionnés de Beckett, ainsi qu’aux universitaires et aux artistes beckettiens. Né à Dublin en 1906, le jeune Beckett a été scolarisé de 1920 à 1923 à Enniskillen (Comté de Fermanagh). Au cours des premières années de sa vie d’adulte, il a vécu à Londres et voyagé régulièrement en Allemagne, avant de s’établir à Paris en 1937. Si traverser des frontières géographiques a été dès le début de sa vie une expérience régulière, il n’est donc pas surprenant que les frontières soient un lieu fréquent dans l’œuvre de Beckett. Dans le contexte politique actuel, lire, jouer, mettre en scène, ou adapter les textes de Beckett donne l’occasion de repenser notre monde. Nous espérons que cette rencontre autour d’un artiste européen majeur créera un moment de convivialité pour discuter des frontières physiques et métaphoriques dans l’œuvre de Beckett tout autant que dans notre société contemporaine. Ce Brunch sera animé par des spécialistes beckettiens, des enseignants, des étudiants et des artistes, ainsi que par votre présence et votre éventuelle participation.

The full program is available on the Beckett Brunch Facebook page and Twitter Account, here. To stay up to date, please connect with us on social media at @BeckettBrunch and on….

Beckett Brunch Program

This event is entirely free, but registration is mandatory. However, if you wish to make a donation to the Trinity Centre for Beckett Studies to support its ongoing public programming and future events, you have the option to do so on the booking page.

Please indicate if you have any access requirements, such as ISL/English interpreting, so that we can facilitate you in attending this event. Contact:

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Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Online
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice, Identities in Transformation, Making Ireland
Event Category: Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but registration is required.

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