Beckett and Philosophy

Beckett and Philosophy

by R. Lane (Editor)


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Beckett and Philosophy examines and interrogates the relationships between Samuel Beckett's works and contemporary French and German thought. There are two wide-ranging overview chapters by Richard Begam (Beckett and Postfoundationalism) and Robert Eaglestone (Beckett via Literary and Philosophical Theories), and individual chapters on Beckett, Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, Badiou, Merleau-Ponty, Adorno, Habermas, Heidegger and Nietzsche. The collection takes a fresh look as issues such as postmodern and poststructuralist thought in relation to Beckett studies, providing useful overview chapters and original essays.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333918791
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/17/2001
Edition description: 2001
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

GARY BANHAM Lecturer, Bolton Institute and Teacher of Philosophy, Adult Education Authority, Manchester
STEVE BARFIELD Senior Lecturer in English Literacy and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster
RICHARD BEGAM Professor of English, University of Madison
MARY BRYDEN Senior Lecturer, Department of French Studies, University of Reading
DAVID CUNNINGHAM Lecturer in English, University of Westminster
ROBERT EAGLESTONE Lecturer in Twentieth Century Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London
ANDREW GIBSON Reader in English, Royal Holloway, University of London
THOMAS HUNKELER Lecturer in Modern French, University of Zurich
ULRIKA MAUDE University of York
PHILIP TEW Senior Lecturer in English, Debrecen University, Hungary

Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors Introduction; R.Lane PART I: THEORIZING BECKETT AND PHILOSOPHY Beckett and Postfoundationalism: or, How Fundamental Are Those Fundamental Sounds; R.Begam Beckett in the Wilderness: Writing About (not) Writing About Beckett; R.Eaglestone PART II: BECKETT AND FRENCH THOUGHT Cinders: Derrida with Beckett; G.Banham The Role of the Dead Man in the Game of Writing: Beckett and Foucault; T.Hunkeler Deleuze Reading Beckett; M.Bryden Beckett and Badiou; A.Gibson The Body of Memory: Beckett and Merleau-Ponty; U.Maude PART III: BECKETT AND GERMAN THOUGHT Trying (Not) To Understand: Adorno and the Work of Beckett; D.Cunningham Philosophical Adjacency: Beckett's Prose via Jürgen Habermas; P.Tew Beckett and Heidegger: A Critical Survey; S.Barfield Beckett and Nietzsche: The Eternal Headache; R.Lane Index

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