SAMUEL BECKETT AND THE ENCOUNTER OF PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE is an assortment of critical investigations re-reading the complex encounter between Beckett s works and the discourses of philosophy bringing in the domain of theatrical performance and its own philosophical potential. According to Prof Maud Ellmann from the University of Chicago, the essays in the volume reveal “the insights to be gained by accosting the antithesis between philosophy and literature”.
Arka Chattopadhyay studied in India at Presidency College, University of Calcutta, and Jadavpur University. He has taught in colleges and universities in India and is currently researching at the University of Western Sydney. He has published on Beckett in international journals like MIRANDA and SAMUEL BECKETT TODAY.
James Martell studied Philosophy at the University of Kansas and Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico. He has published on Beckett, Derrida: DELUZE, BLANCHOT AND JOYCE. He is currently researching at the University of Notre Dame.
Prof Anthony Uhlmann is the author of BECKETT AND POSTSTRUCTURALISM (Cambridge UP, 1999) and SAMUEL BECKETT AND THE PHILOSOPHICAL IMAGE (Cambridge UP, 2006). His main research interests concern the interrelation of literature and philosophy and the nature of literary form. He is the Chief Editor of the JOURNAL OF BECKETT STUDIES.