Mary Bryden is Professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies at the University of Reading, and Vice-President of the Association of University Professors and Heads of French (AUPHF).  She has published extensively on Beckett and Deleuze.  Her latest book is the edited collection, Samuel Beckett and Animals (Cambridge University Press, 2013), which links Beckett’s work with prominent contemporary debates about animality.  Previous books include the monographs Gilles Deleuze: Travels in Literature (Palgrave, 2007), Samuel Beckett and the Idea of God (Palgrave, 1998), Women in Samuel Beckett’s Prose and Drama: Her Own Other (Palgrave, 1993), and the edited collections Beckett’s Proust/Deleuze’s Proust (Palgrave, 2009; co-ed. with Margaret Topping), Deleuze and Religion (Routledge, 2001), Samuel Beckett and Music (Oxford University Press, 1998), and The Ideal Core of the Onion: Reading Beckett Archives (Beckett International Foundation, 1992; co-ed. with John Pilling).  She has just completed a monograph on T E Lawrence.

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