Beckett and media

Edited by Balazs Rapcsak, Mark Nixon and Philipp Schweighauser

Beckett and media
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  • ISBN: 9781526145833
  • Publish Date: Mar 2022
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4583-3
    • Pages: 248
    • Price: £90.00
    • Published Date: March 2022


    Beckett and media provides the first sustained examination of the relationship between Beckett and media technologies. The book analyses the rich variety of technical objects, semiotic arrangements, communication processes and forms of data processing that Beckett's work so uniquely engages with, as well as those that - in historically changing configurations - determine the continuing performance, the audience reception, and the scholarly study of this work. Beckett and media draws on a variety of innovative theoretical approaches, such as media archaeology, in order to discuss Beckett's intermedial oeuvre. As such, the book engages with Beckett as a media artist and examines the way his engagement with media technologies continues to speak to our cultural situation.


    Introduction - Balazs Rapcsak and Mark Nixon
    Part I Literature and theatre
    1 In search of times gone by: Stimuli, signals and wireless telegraphy in Beckett's novel Watt
    Wolf Kittler
    2 Beckett's exhausted media
    Armin Schäfer
    3 Micro-drama / techno-trauma: Between theatre as cultural form and true media theatre
    Wolfgang Ernst
    4 Electrifying theatre: Beckett ' s media mysticism in and beyond Rough for Theatre II
    Balazs Rapcsak
    5 Beckett, the proscenium, media
    Martin Harries
    Part II Screens and airwaves
    6 Beckett ' s intermedial bodies: Remediating theatre through radio
    Pim Verhulst
    7 Angles of immunity: Beckett's Film
    Philipp Schweighauser
    8 Beckett's affective telepoetics
    Ulrika Maude
    9 Understanding Quad
    Julian Murphet
    10 Black screens: Beckett and television technologies
    Jonathan Bignell
    Part III Digital Beckett
    11 Directing Play in digital culture
    Nicholas Johnson
    12 Editing Beckett in digital media: Towards a digital Complete Works Edition
    Dirk Van Hulle


    Balazs Rapcsak is a doctoral candidate in Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Basel
    Mark Nixon is Associate Professor in Modern Literature at the University of Reading
    Philipp Schweighauser is Professor of North American and General Literature at the University of Basel

    Beckett and media

    Edited by Balazs Rapcsak, Mark Nixon, Philipp Schweighauser

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