Beckett and Brain Science Symposium

Beckett and Brain Science

AHRC-funded Symposium
University of Reading
27 April 2012
10:00-10:30     Coffee and registration
10:30-11:30     “…but the brain…”: Professor James Knowlson (University of Reading) and Dr Ulrika Maude (University of Reading) in Conversation
11:30-12:30     Dr Peter Fifield (St John’s Oxford): “Seeing Things: The Brain and the Archive”
12:30-1:15       Lunch
1:15-2:15         Professor Dirk Van Hulle (University of Antwerp): “Beckett’s Manuscripts and the Extended Mind: A Post-Cartesian what is the word
2:15-3:15         Professor Mary Bryden (University of Reading): “’From Chaos to the Brain’: Beckett and Deleuze
3:15-3:45         Coffee
3:45-4:15         Jonathan Heron (University of Warwick, and Artistic Director, Fail Better Productions): “’Theatre Machines’ and ‘Beckett’s DNA’”
4:15-5:15         Professor Ronald Schleifer (University of Oklahoma): “Modernism as Gesture: Popular Music and Performances of Literature”
5:15-5:30         Closing words
Dr Ulrika Maude
Senior Lecturer in Beckett Studies and Modernism
Department of English Language and Literature
University of Reading
PO Box 218
Reading RG6 6AA
Tel: +44-118-378 6009