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Samuel Beckett, from page to stage: prose, drama and performance in Beckettian late works

Grant number: 14/08743-5
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: August 05, 2014 - August 20, 2014
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Literature Theory
Principal researcher:Fábio Rigatto de Souza Andrade
Grantee:Fábio Rigatto de Souza Andrade
Visiting researcher: Stanley E. Gontarski
Visiting researcher institution: Florida State University, United States
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Samuel Beckett Working Group (USP/CNPq), created at 2011, gathers researchers studying literature, drama, philosophy, linguistics and psychology from many different universities (USP, Unifesp, Unicamp, UFSC, UFPB, UFBA) dedicated to Beckettian prose and drama. By inviting Stanley Gontarski, a leading scholar in Beckett, as well as in performance studies, as a visiting researcher at USP next August (from 08/05 to 08/20), SBWG has in mind an agenda concerning the following topics: a) Meetings in order to discuss the individual researches conducted by the graduate students belonging to the Group, dealing with different aspects and interests in Beckett's work, many of them supported financially by Fapesp (Master dissertations, Ph. D. Thesis and post-doctoral works). NAPEDRA (Núcleo de Antropologia, Performance e Drama, FFLCH/USP), dedicated to the study of the boundary-zone between ritual and drama, joins in SBWG's initiative with similar concerns; b) Open conferences aimed at a larger public (undergraduate literature and drama students, mainly) offered both at FFLCH/USP and IEL/Unicamp; c) A participation in a condensed graduate course, "Prose, drama and performance in Samuel Beckett's late work" at the Graduate Studies Program in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, at USP; d) Meetings with the docent staff of the Graduate Studies Program in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, at USP, in order to discuss ways to develop eventual academic interchange between USP and Florida State University. (AU)