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Finnegans Wake Reading Group: 31st October

Following on from our successful first meeting and, as previously announced, the next meeting of the new James Joyce Finnegans Wake Reading Group will be on Monday 31st October from 5.00 to 6.30 pm in the Douglas Jefferson Room of the School of English.      We’ll be resuming on page 558 line 33 “Where are we at all? And whenabouts in the name of space?” and proceeding to page 562 or thereabouts.        Readers completely new to the Finnegans Wake experience will find helpful brief introductions in the chapter “Finnegans Wake: Novel and Anti-Novel” in A Companion to James Joyce (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), pages 71-98 and “Finnegans Wake” in James Joyce: A Post-culturalist Perspective (Macmillan-Palgrave, 1992), pp. 98-122. Richard Brown r.h.brown@leeds.ac.uk Arthur Rose enajr@leeds.ac.uk

Gilles Deleuze on Beckett's Exhaustion

The next meeting for the Quilting Points Reading Group will be in the Douglas Jefferson Room of the School of English at 5.15 on Tuesday the 15th of November. The text under discussion will be Gilles Deleuze's essay on Samuel Beckett, "The Exhausted" [l'Epuise]. Dr. Ruth Kitchen (Leeds) will give a short introduction to Deleuze's work and its relation to Samuel Beckett's writing, which will be followed by a general discussion of the essay as both theory and commentary. Some wine will be served and people are welcome to bring their own.

For a pdf copy of the essay (in English and/or French) or for general comments or expressions of interest (in introducing a thinker or presenting at our seminar series), please contact us:

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Adorno's "Trying to Understand Endgame"

The next meeting for the Quilting Points Reading Group will be in the Douglas Jefferson Room of the School of English at 5.15 on Tuesday the 25th of October. The text under discussion will be Theodor Adorno's essay on Samuel Beckett's Endgame, "Trying to Understand Endgame" [Versuch, das Endspiel zu verstehen]. Michael Springer (York) will give a short introduction to Adorno's work and its relation to Samuel Beckett's writing, which will be followed by a general discussion of the essay as both theory and commentary. Some wine will be served and people are welcome to bring their own.

For a pdf copy of the essay (in English and/or German) or for general comments or expressions of interest (in introducing a thinker or presenting at our seminar series), please contact us:

quiltingpoints@gmail.com