Full Programme 2014

Trinity College Library, and discussions after the 2013 Performance Workshop Presentation

Below is the full programme for the 2014 Samuel Beckett Summer School.

Sunday 10 August 2014

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Registration & Welcome
4.00pm – 6.00pm, Graduate Memorial Building (GMB):
Summer School registration opens.

Welcome Event:
6.00pm – 7.00pm, Graduate Memorial Building (GMB):
Publication celebration of Echo’s Bones by Samuel Beckett.
Reading by Barry McGovern, with remarks from Christopher Morash.

7.30pm onward, Kennedy’s Pub, Lincoln Place (entrance off Westland Row):
All students, staff, and friends of the Summer School welcome.

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Monday 11 August 2014

8.45am – 9.30am, Graduate Memorial Building (GMB):
Registration continues / Public Programme Ticketing

Lecture 1 — Dirk Van Hulle
9.30am – 11.00am, Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor):
“Mind the Gap: Beckett’s Multiple Drafts and the Cognitive [hiatus in MS]”

Coffee Break 11.00am – 11.30am, Ideas Space, Trinity Long Room Hub (Second Floor)

Lecture 2 — Elizabeth Barry
11.30am – 1.00pm, Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor):
“Gasp and Rattle: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Old Age in Beckett’s Work”

Lunch 1.00pm – 2.30pm, ‘Lavazza Vaults’, The Buttery, Dining Hall, Front Square

Seminar Sessions
2.30pm – 5.30pm, Various Locations:
Trinity Long Room Hub (Seminar Room, first floor)
Beckett’s Manuscripts / led by Mark Nixon and Dirk Van Hulle
Arts Building (Room 3051)
Beckett and Brain Science / led by Elizabeth Barry and Laura Salisbury
Arts Building (Room 3071)
Samuel Beckett’s Letters / led by Lois More Overbeck
Arts Building (Room 4019)
Beckett Reading Group: Three Novels / led by Sam Slote
Samuel Beckett Centre (Players Theatre)
Beckett Performance Workshop / Samuel Beckett Laboratory 2014
Led by Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson

Beckett Summer School Launch
6.00pm, The Long Room, The Old Library
Remarks by Nicholas Johnson, co-director of the Beckett Summer School
Darryl Jones, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Opening of the Beckett Manuscripts special display

Optional Dinner Arrangement: Dunne & Crescenzi, South Frederick Street.

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Tuesday 12 August 2014

9.00am – 9.30am, Graduate Memorial Building (GMB):
Public Programme Ticketing

Lecture 3 — Anthony Uhlmann
9.30am – 11.00am, Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery (First Floor):
“Sense in Beckett and Coetzee: What Where and Dusklands”

Coffee Break
11.00am – 11.30am, Studio 1/2, Science Gallery (First Floor)

Plenary — Beckett Beyond The Humanities
11.30pm – 1.00pm, Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery (First Floor):
A Roundtable Discussion on Beckett Beyond the Humanities.
Chaired and moderated by Jonathan Heron, with Elizabeth Barry, Nicholas Johnson, Mark Nixon, Laura Salisbury, and Dirk Van Hulle.

Lunch
1.00pm – 2.30pm, ‘Lavazza Vaults’, The Buttery, Dining Hall, Front Square.
PLEASE NOTE: Sign-up for evening performance must be completed by lunchtime.

Seminar Sessions
2.30pm – 5.30pm, Various Locations:
Trinity Long Room Hub (Seminar Room, first floor)
Beckett’s Manuscripts / led by Mark Nixon and Dirk Van Hulle.
Arts Building (Room 3051)
Beckett and Brain Science / led by Elizabeth Barry and Laura Salisbury.
Arts Building (Room 3071)
Samuel Beckett’s Letters / led by Lois More Overbeck.
Arts Building (Room 4019)
Beckett Reading Group: Three Novels / led by Sam Slote.
Samuel Beckett Centre (Players Theatre)
Beckett Performance Workshop / Samuel Beckett Laboratory 2014/ led by Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson.

Performance — Fizzles by Samuel Beckett
6.15pm, 14 Henrietta Street (first showing — meet at Front Gate at 5:40 to walk)
7.30pm, 14 Henrietta Street (second showing — meet at Front Gate at 6:50 to walk)
Presented by Company SJ, directed by Sarah Jane Scaife, featuring Raymond Keane.
Please see Performance Installation page for full description and credits.
Please note that you MUST sign up for a place and arrive on time, or you cannot be admitted to either performance.

Optional Evening Arrangements: Kennedy’s Pub
Tables reserved after 9.00pm, for informal post-show discussions with the artists.

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Wednesday 13 August 2014

Manuscript Seminar Special Session
9.30am – 11.00am, Henry Jones Room, Old Library.
*Note: only for participants in the Manuscript Seminar
Meet outside Old Library entrance at 9.20am for access.

Lecture 4 — Gerald Dawe
11.30am – 1.00pm, Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor):
“Hearing Things: Beckett’s William Butler Yeats”

Lunch 1.00pm – 1.45pm, ‘Lavazza Vaults’, The Buttery, Dining Hall, Front Square
*Note shorter lunch today for all those going to Fizzles talk or on excursion

Post-Show Discussion — Sarah Jane Scaife
1.45pm – 2.15pm, Ideas Space, Trinity Long Room Hub (Second Floor):
A discussion with the director of Fizzles, moderated by Nicholas Johnson

Optional Excursion — The “Beckett Country”
Feargal Whelan guides a tour of the Beckett Country, sign-up required
Meet at Nassau Gate at 2.20 for prompt departure

“No Lack Of Void”
2.15pm – 6.00pm, Open day in Dublin for those not on excursion — no seminar meetings

Public Programme — Film/Beckett/Film
8.20pm – 10.00pm, Cinema 2, Irish Film Institute (IFI), Eustace Street, Temple Bar:
Special cinematic screening of Eh Joe (1966), Film (1964), and Film (1979)
Contextual Discussion and Q & A, moderated by Jonathan Heron
Presented in partnership with the Irish Film Institute

Optional Evening Arrangement: IFI Bar, following the screening.

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Thursday 14 August 2014

Lecture 5 — Lois More Overbeck

9.30am – 11.00am, Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor):
“The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Letters as Narrative”

Coffee Break 11.00am – 11.30am, Ideas Space, Trinity Long Room Hub (Second Floor)

Public Programme — What Where On Film
11.30am – 12.00pm, Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor):
A screening of the 2013 version directed by Walter Asmus
Moderated by the film’s producer, Anthony Uhlmann
Presented in collaboration with the University of Western Sydney

Lunch 12.00pm – 1.00pm, ‘Lavazza Vaults’, The Buttery, Dining Hall, Front Square
*Note shorter and earlier lunch today due to scheduling of public programme

Public Programme — Walter Asmus
1.00pm – 2.00pm, Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub (First Floor):
“It’s all poetic, Walter…” / A talk with one of Beckett’s most trusted directors
Moderated by Nicholas Johnson, presented in collaboration with the AHRC     “Staging Beckett” Project (University of Reading, University of Chester, V & A)

Seminar Sessions

2.30pm – 5.30pm, Various Locations:
Trinity Long Room Hub (Seminar Room, first floor)
Beckett’s Manuscripts / led by Mark Nixon and Dirk Van Hulle.
Arts Building (Room 3051)
Beckett and Brain Science / led by Elizabeth Barry and Laura Salisbury.
Arts Building (Room 3071)
Samuel Beckett’s Letters / led by Lois More Overbeck.
Arts Building (Room 4019)
Beckett Reading Group: Three Novels / led by Sam Slote.
Samuel Beckett Centre (Players Theatre)
Beckett Performance Workshop / Samuel Beckett Laboratory 2014.
Led by Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson

Public Programme — John Minihan
6.00pm – 7.00pm, Samuel Beckett Theatre
“Beckett and the Wake” / A conversation with the photographer who created some
of the most enduring images of Beckett, moderated by Nicholas Johnson

Beckett Pub Quiz
9.00pm – 11.00pm, Kennedy’s Pub, Lincoln Place:
It is said that you learn something new every day. Here is that opportunity.
Created (fiendishly) and chaired (ruthlessly) by Quizmaster Mark Nixon.

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Friday 15 August 2014

Lecture 6 — Laura Salisbury
9.30am – 11.00am, Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery (First Floor):
“Gloria SMH and Beckett’s Linguistic Encryptions”

Coffee Break 11.00am – 11.30am, Studio 1/2, Science Gallery (First Floor)

Seminar Sessions
11.30pm – 1.00pm, Various Locations:
Science Gallery (Studio 1/2, first floor) (*Note change of venue)
Beckett’s Manuscripts / led by Mark Nixon and Dirk Van Hulle.
Arts Building (Room 3051)
Beckett and Brain Science / led by Elizabeth Barry and Laura Salisbury.
Arts Building (Room 3071)
Samuel Beckett’s Letters / led by Lois More Overbeck.
Arts Building (Room 4019)
Beckett Reading Group: Three Novels / led by Sam Slote.
Samuel Beckett Centre (Players Theatre)
Beckett Performance Workshop / Samuel Beckett Laboratory 2014 / led by Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson.

Lunch 1.00pm – 2.00pm, ‘Lavazza Vaults’, The Buttery, Dining Hall, Front Square
*Note shorter lunch today

Plenary — Seminar Group Presentations
2.00pm – 4.00pm, Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery (First Floor):
Informal report on week’s work from four seminar groups (excluding Performance)

Performance Preparation
4.00pm – 5.00pm, Players Theatre, Samuel Beckett Centre
Beckett Laboratory group works in theatre (*ONLY Performance Workshop attend)

Performance Workshop Presentation
5.00pm – 6.00pm, Players Theatre, Samuel Beckett Centre.
Results from the Samuel Beckett Laboratory (all other seminar groups invited)

Summer School Group Photo
6:15pm, outside Samuel Beckett Centre.

Farewell Banquet
7.30pm, The Odessa Club & Restaurant (Dame Court):
Meet at 7.15 at Front Gate for optional guided walk to dinner.
Fine dining and private bar until late.

 

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