21 Mar

Conference – useful information

The conference on NEW BEGINNINGS/OPENINGS IN SCOTTISH LITERATURE IS APPROACHING!

Information about accommodation, currency, conference venue, and how to get from the airport to the city center you will find in CONFERENCE -> NEW BEGINNINGS IN SCOTTISH LITERATURE -> USEFUL INFORMATION.

 

03 Mar

Conference 2014

This year’s conference will have two focuses:

1.  forms of beginning and opening: technique, device, narrative structure, language that drive literature in new directions;

2.    the literature of the last thirty years – especially prose and poetry.

We invite proposals for papers that address the two focuses above – on the literature of Scotland of the past thirty years, and on new poetic and narrative forms, new ways of expression that are beginnings and openings.

The conference will be held on 14–16 May 2014 in Sopot and Gdańsk.

Please send 250-word abstracts for papers by 1 March 2014 to between@ug.edu.pl

The conference/festival fee is 100 euro (accommodation not included).

For further information, please contact us at between@ug.edu.pl

Professor  David Malcolm

Dr Monika Szuba

Dr Tomasz Wiśniewski

 

03 Mar

A meeting with MARCELLO MAGNI (Complicite)

THE UNIVERSITY OF GDAŃSK SAMUEL BECKETT SEMINAR:

BECKETT FROM AN ACTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

A conversation with MARCELLO MAGNI (Complicite)

MARCELLO MAGNI is a co-founder of Complicite. He was trained at the Jacques Lecoq school in Paris and has worked closely with Peter Brook, Simon McBurney and other major directors.

On 28 November 2013 in the Two Windows Theatre in Gdańsk a seminar was held. The seminar began with a presentation of Act Without Words II from the BECKETT ON FILM project. The film was produced in 2001, stars Pat Kinevane and Marcello Magni, and was directed by Enda Hughes. This was followed by a discussion on various productions of Beckett’s plays in which MARCELLO MAGNI has been involved, including Enda Hughes’ Act Without Words II; Peter Brook’s Fragments; and Complicite’s Endgame. The seminar aimed at sketching possible non-canonical readings of Samuel Beckett’s work, exploring the specificity of Beckett’s humour, outlining his use of theatre traditions, and discussing the impact of Beckett’s artistic innovations on contemporary theatre.

The seminar was organised by BETWEEN.POMIĘDZY and the Beckett Research Group at the University of Gdańsk, in co-operation with the Two Windows Theatre, the Art Foundation Un Gusto A Miel. It was conducted by Dr Tomasz Wiśniewski of the University of Gdańsk.