The collective monograph Beckett and Technology, edited by Galina Kiryushina (DALC PhD candidate and researcher, KREAS), Einat Adar (DALC alumna, University of South Bohemia), and Mark Nixon (University of Reading), has been published by Edinburgh University Press. Congratulations!
This collection of essays is the first comprehensive discussion of the role technology plays in shaping Beckett’s trademark aesthetics. Samuel Beckett and Technology assembles an innovative and diverse range of scholarly approaches to the topic, which collectively renegotiate our understanding of his work in prose, theatre, film, radio and television. What emerges from these discussions is the centrality of technology for Beckett’s creative imagination, a factor that is equally enabling as it is limiting. At the same time, the book reveals how theories of technology can yield new readings of the way Beckett responds to the conditions of technological modernity. As such, Beckett’s work is examined in its relation to historical and contemporary technologies, discourses of technicity and technē, post-humanism, and the digital age.