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Podcasts from Samuel Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland III

This conference took place in the UCD Humanities Institute on the 2nd and 3rd of August 2013. The event was supported by the John Hume Global Institute of Irish Studies and the UCD Humanities Institute. The emerging field of study dedicated to Samuel Beckett’s complicated relationship with his home country of Ireland has produced an exciting new spectrum through which to explore the author’s work. The third conference at University College Dublin, entitled “Samuel Beckett and the ‘State’ of Ireland”, was dedicated to providing a stage on which the exchange of new scholarship could take place. The purpose was to extend the already rich debate on the influence Ireland has had on the world renowned author, including tension between the various ‘Becketts’; the Irish Beckett, the French Beckett and the other Becketts to name a few. The podcasts from the conference can also be downloaded via the Humanities Institute podcast series on iTunes.

Professor P.J. Murphy (Thompson Rivers University) - Boycotting Belacqua: Popular Culture Contexts at the Heart of Dream of Fair to Middling Women.


Professor Benjamin Keatinge (South East European University) - "but to hell with all this fucking scenery": Beckett, Ireland and the Topographical Imaginary.