Samuel Beckett - Mystic

John Coffin Memorial Irish Studies Lecture - 'Samuel Beckett - Mystic'

A lecture exploring the problem of pain, authorship and godhead in Beckett's Murphy, Waiting for Godot, and The Unnameable.

Declan Kiberd is the Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies, at the English Department and Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame. Previously, he was chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at University College Dublin (UCD). In 1979 Declan Kiberd joined UCD as lecturer in Anglo-Irish literature, having taught English previously in the University of Kent at Canterbury (1976-7), and Irish in Trinity College Dublin (1977-9). He was appointed Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at UCD in 1997. He has also been Director of the Yeats International Summer School (1985-7), Patron of the Dublin Shaw Society (1995-2000), a columnist with the Irish Times (1985-7) and the Irish Press (1987-93), the presenter of the RTE Arts programme, Exhibit A (1984-6), and a regular essayist and reviewer in the Irish Times, TLS, London Review of Books and the New York Times.

Author: 
Institute of English Studies
Speaker(s): 
Professor Declan Kiberd (University of Notre Dame)
Event date: 
Thursday, 17 May 2012 - 1:00am
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