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.

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