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Beckett and Brain Science 1

Beckett and Brain Science (Reading) poster

University of Reading

27th 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

The symposium will be held in the conference room of the University of Reading Special Collections. The building housing Special Collections and the Museum of English Rural Life is located in Redlands Road.