I will be reading the paper in the English department's staff seminar. In lieu of an abstract - here are the first paragraphs:
This paper proposes to untangle the problem of the and linking disability and Beckett studies, to borrow Shoshana Felman’s formulation – ‘the apparently neutral connective word, the misleadingly innocent, colorless, meaningless copulative conjunction’ (1982, 5). It does not promise to succeed.
The English Department film club resumes after the semester break with Ana Lily Amirpour's 2014 feature film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. The film I selected for this year's theme of 'blood and water' is a visually stunning hybrid; it collects languages, traditions and cultures into a conceptually confusing reworking of a vampire, 'girl meets boy,' feel-good movie. There's a great soundtrack. And a cat.