Staff | Partners and Sponsors | Credits | Special Thanks


Conference Organizers:
Peter Fifield (St John’s College, University of Oxford)
Bryan Radley (University of York)
Lawrence Rainey (University of York)

Conference Assistants:
James Fraser, Benjamin Madden, and Deborah Russell (University of York)

Website Design & Maintenance:
Rhys Tranter (Cardiff University)

Graphic Design:
Doug James (Mode Design)

Exhibition Assistant:
Benjamin Madden (University of York)

Finance and Fundraising Assistant:
Deborah Russell (University of York)

Press and Publicity Assistant:
James Fraser (University of York)

Conference Advisors:
Emilie Morin (University of York)
Catherine Laws (University of York)

Reseach Support Officer, HRC:
Tegan Ferguson (University of York)
Partners and Sponsors
 Culture Ireland
 York Festival of Ideas
 Best Western Dean Court Hotel
 Centre for Modern Studies, University of York
 Department of English and Related Literature, University of York
 Humanities Research Centre, University of York
 Modern Humanities Research Association
 Writers at York
York Editor proofreading and copy-editing service

Logo photograph: Reg Wilson © Royal Shakespeare Company
J. M. Coetzee photograph: © Basso Cannarsa
John Banville photograph: © Douglas Banville
John Minihan photograph © 2008 Dean Kelly, courtesy The Kenny Gallery
Exhibition Photographs: © John Minihan 2011
Hotel Photographs: © Best Western Dean Court Hotel

Faber & Faber now hold the rights to Samuel Beckett's work in the UK. We would like to thank the publisher for their help with this project. For more, see Beckett's author page on Faber's website.
Special Thanks:
At the University of York

Brian Cantor, Vice-Chancellor
Joan Concannon, Director of External Relations,
Jane Moody, Director of the Humanities Research Centre
David Attwell (Head of Dept.), Derek Attridge, Helen Barrett, Alex Beaumont, Matt Bevis, Anna Bernard, Judith Buchanan, Rose Coote, Katherine Ebury, Jane Elliott, Hugh Haughton, Kate Highman, Michelle Kelly, Kevin Killeen, Emilie Morin, Bill Sherman, Jennifer Van Vliet, Geoff Wall, and Adam Winstanley (Department of English and Related Literature)
Nik Miller (Alumni and Friends Engagement Manager), Sarah Mitchell (Events Manager), Naomi Richards (Events Officer), and Katherine Rowley (Finance Systems Support)
Celia Frisby, Morag Galloway, and Catherine Laws (Department of Music)
Andrew Higson (Head of Dept.), Andy Fravigar, and Nik Morris (Department of Theatre, Film, and Television)
Grahame Brown (Business Manager, The Ron Cooke Hub), David Duncan (Registrar and Secretary), David Howard (Creative Technology Centre), Helen Jacobs (HRC and Centre for Modern Studies), Mandy McKechnie (Facilities Manager, Zone 1), Helen Shay (Legal Administrator), Michael Slade (Finance), Lorraine Wales (Audio-Visual Centre), and all at York Student Cinema (including Michael Allard, Josh Tenney, and Richard Mayers)
Louis Boyd and all the team at The Norman Rea Gallery for their assistance in hanging the Minihan exhibition: Maria-Anna Aristova, Amber Carter-Thompson, Katie Gibson, Penelope Hines, Laura Howarth, Ally Jeffrey, Ruth Jones, Francesca Mainman, Lydia Miller, Catherine Smyth, Abigail Thomas, Isabelle Veysey, Beth Walton, and Lucy Wilkinson.


Edward Beckett and the Beckett Estate c/o Rosica Colin Ltd, John Banville, John Bolin (Linacre College, Oxford), Francesca Bray (University of Edinburgh), David Brooks (General Manager, Best Western Dean Court Hotel), John Calder, Basso Cannarsa, Sheila Colvin, J. M. Coetzee, Dorothy Driver, Matthew Feldman (University of Northampton), Val Halmshaw and all at Poppy Caterers, Damien Harron, Patrick Hayes (St John’s College, Oxford), Helen Hargest (Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive), Dirk Van Hulle (University of Antwerp), Martin Iddon, Marek Kędzierski, Paul Keegan (Faber & Faber), Conor Lovett and Judy Hegarty Lovett, John Minihan, Mark Nixon (University of Reading), The Merchant Taylors’ Hall in York, John Tilbury, Erik Tonning (University of Bergen), Dominic Turner at Exhibit A Studios (Digital Imaging & Fine Art Printmaking), Reg Wilson, Bryan at York Editor, and Jos Zwaanenburg.

Funding Bodies

The organisers would like to express their appreciation to the following University of York bodies for financial support: the Centre for Modern Studies; the Department of English and Related Literature’s ‘Writers at York’ fund; External Relations; the Vice-Chancellor’s Office; and the York Annual Fund. Out of the Archive has also benefited from sponsorship-in-kind from the Dean Court Hotel and from the award of an MHRA Conference Grant. Finally, a huge thank you to Culture Ireland for a grant in support of the Beckett festival; we're proud to play a part in promoting Irish arts worldwide