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About Dirk Van Hulle

Dirk Van Hulle is Professor of English Literature at the University of Antwerp. He directs the Centre for Manuscript Genetics and was President of the European Society for Textual Scholarship from 2009 to 2013, principal investigator of the ERC project ‘Creative Undoing and Textual Scholarship’ (CUTS), full partner of the ‘DiXiT’ Marie Curie Initial Training Network on Digital Scholarly Editing, and trustee of the James Joyce Foundation. He is the editor of the new Cambridge Companion to Samuel Beckett (2015). With Mark Nixon, he is co-editor of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project (, series editor of the Cambridge UP series ‘Elements in Beckett Studies’ and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Beckett Studies. His publications include Textual Awareness (2004), Manuscript Genetics (2008), Samuel Beckett’s Library (with Mark Nixon; Cambridge UP, 2013), Modern Manuscripts (Bloomsbury, 2014), James Joyce's Work in Progress (Routledge, 2016) and several genetic editions in the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project, including the Beckett Digital Library. He (co-)authored seven volumes in the Bloomsbury ‘The Making of’ series, including The Making of Samuel Beckett’s Molloy, Malone meurt / Malone Dies, L’Innommable / The Unnamable, Krapp’s Last Tape / La Dernière Bande, En attendant Godot / Waiting for Godot and Fin de partie / Endgame.


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