Beckett’s Media System | Project Team
Prof. Dr. Philipp Schweighauser is Professor of North American and General Literature at the University of Basel. He is the author of two monographs: The Noises of American Literature, 1890–1985: Toward a History of Literary Acoustics (UP Florida, 2006) and Beautiful Deceptions: European Aesthetics, the Early American Novel, and Illusionist Art (U of Virginia P, 2016). He is also the co-editor of several essay collections and special issues, including, most recently Haunted Narratives: Life Writing in an Age of Trauma (U of Toronto P, 2013), Literature, Ethics, Morality: American Studies Perspectives (Gunter Narr, 2015), and Literatur und Politische Philosophie: Subjektivität, Fremdheit, Demokratie (Wilhelm Fink, 2018).
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|Balázs Rapcsák studied at the Corvinus University of Budapest, the Eötvös Loránd University and the Freie Universität Berlin, obtaining an MA in International Relations and a second MA in Literary Studies and Aesthetics. He is currently writing his doctoral dissertation on Beckett’s Media System: A Comparative Study in Multimediality funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. He has taught undergraduate courses at the Department of English and co-taught a MOOC (Reading Literature in the Digital Age) with his PhD supervisor, Prof. Dr. Philipp Schweighauser. From September–December 2016 Balázs Rapcsák was a Visiting Fellow at the Beckett International Foundation at the University of Reading. He also works as a freelance translator.|