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Webinar – Literature, Waiting and Isolation
Paul Stewart Professor,
Department of Languages and Literature
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor Paul Stewart uses the works of Samuel Beckett to reflect upon the current pandemic and the changes it has wrought on all our lives.
With ‘Waiting for Godot’, his first produced play, Beckett brought the experience of waiting to the fore and in ‘Endgame’ waiting, killing time, and the stresses of isolation test the humanity and resources of four characters in a single room. Indeed, as the session explores, these twin themes of waiting and isolation can be seen throughout Beckett’s work in drama and prose and can offer ways of approaching our sadly dislocated lives.
The online seminar is free and open to all, but it is aimed primarily at gymnasium and high school students.
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