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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

Staff and Postgraduate Research Seminar: 'Some Experience of the Schizoid Voice: Samuel Beckett and the Language of Derangement,' by Dr. Shane Weller (University of Kent)

26th November 2008, 16:30 to 18:00, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House

Shane Weller is a Reader in Comparative Literature. He is the author of A Taste for the Negative: Beckett and Nihilism (Oxford: Legenda, 2005); Beckett, Literature and the Ethics of Alterity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and Literature, Philosophy, Nihilism: The Uncanniest of Guests (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). He has also published on Racine, Sade and Wyndham Lewis, and is the translator of a dual-language edition of Voltaire's Candide. He is currently writing Modernism and Nihilism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and editing Beckett's novel Molloy for Faber and Faber (2009).

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