Beckett and the ‘State’ of Ireland 2012

Due to the success and volume of new research, ideas and interest received by the 2011 conference we are beginning the process of organising a possible follow-up conference in July 2012. More information and a cfp will be posted soon on our new site

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Traveling to UCD

From Dublin Airport there are two options. There are plenty of taxis outside the arrivals door to the right, but they can be expensive. The Airlink and Aircoach are the most effective to get to the city centre, the Airlink is cheaper.

From the city centre to UCD: The taxi option is still widely available and is a quick trip. By bus, the 39a goes directly into campus but the 145 or the 46a will drop you near the main entrance. All three buses can be picked up by Trinity College on Nassau St.

For more information see the links below.

Dublin bus website:



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Plenary speakers confirmed.

Check the conference programme page above for the list of speakers. Bios and a complete schedule list to come….

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Call For Papers

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract or has made inquiries regarding the conference. We have received a great deal of positive interest. We will be sending out confirmation emails and posting the schedule soon.

CFP Deadline has been extended until 20 May 2011.
Please see CFP page above for full details. Deadline for abstracts is 6 May 2011 and can be sent to

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“Beckett and the ‘State’ of Ireland” is an international conference held at University College Dublin 8-9 July 2011. Funded by the UCD Graduate School in Arts and Celtic Studies, it will host a variety of Graduate and established Academic papers on the topic of Samuel Beckett and his relationship with Ireland.

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