You Can Now Get a Master’s Degree in Samuel Beckett: Here’s How to Apply, and Maybe Get a Scholarship

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FYI: The Uni­ver­si­ty of Read­ing now offers stu­dents the chance to enroll in a new Mas­ter’s degree pro­gram focus­ing on the work of the avant-garde nov­el­ist, play­wright, the­ater direc­tor & poet Samuel Beck­ett. He’s been the sub­ject of many past posts here on Open Cul­ture.

Here’s what the pro­gram has to offer:

This inno­v­a­tive new taught MA pro­gramme on the work of Samuel Beck­ett is taught by world lead­ing experts on his work: Pro­fes­sor Jonathan Bignell, Pro­fes­sor Anna McMul­lan, The­atre & Tele­vi­sion and Pro­fes­sor Steven Matthews, Dr Mark Nixon and Dr Conor Carville in Eng­lish. Here you will engage in advanced archival research tech­niques using the exten­sive hold­ings of the uni­ver­si­ty’s world lead­ing Samuel Beck­ett Col­lec­tion, apply­ing these skills to the analy­sis of Beck­et­t’s writ­ing and per­for­mance work. The MA will also pro­vide the oppor­tu­ni­ty to explore the com­plex and fas­ci­nat­ing inter­dis­ci­pli­nary rela­tion­ship Beck­ett demon­strat­ed in his life­time through his work in a vari­ety of mul­ti­me­dia includ­ing film, the­atre, tele­vi­sion and radio.

You can find more infor­ma­tion on the pro­gram here, includ­ing details on appli­ca­tion process and the schol­ar­ship that’s being offered for the 206‑2017 aca­d­e­m­ic year. If you’re look­ing to get bet­ter acquaint­ed with Beck­et­t’s work, don’t miss the items in the Relat­eds below.

via Rhys Tran­ter

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

Samuel Beck­ett Play Brought to Life in an Eerie Short Film Star­ring Alan Rick­man & Kristin Scott Thomas

Take a “Breath” and Watch Samuel Beckett’s One-Minute Play

Hear Samuel Beckett’s Avant-Garde Radio Plays: All That Fall, Embers, and More

Samuel Beck­ett Directs His Absur­dist Play Wait­ing for Godot (1985)

Mon­ster­piece The­ater Presents Wait­ing for Elmo, Calls BS on Samuel Beck­ett

Rare Audio: Samuel Beck­ett Reads Two Poems From His Nov­el Watt

Free Online Lit­er­a­ture Cours­es

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