Lois Overbeck

Managing Editor

The Correspondence of Samuel Beckett

Office: 209 Administration Building

Phone: 404-727-6840

Email: lois.overbeck@emory.edu

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  • B.A., Beloit College
  • M.A., University of Chicago
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania


Lois More Overbeck, Research Associate, The Graduate School, Emory University since 1990, and Visiting Lecturer, Department of  Theatre Studies, Emory University. She was authorized by Samuel Beckett as Associate Editor and is now Co-Editor of The Letters of Samuel Beckett; she directs the project at Emory University.

Lois Overbeck studied at Beloit College (B.A.), the University of Chicago (M.A.), and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D.). She edited The Beckett Circle of The Samuel Beckett Society (1984-1989), and she has published widely on Beckett and modern drama. She was a consultant for the Beckett Festival of Radio Plays, project director of a collaborative, city-wide festival, Beckett/Atlanta (1987) and a coordinator of the Year of  Beckett - 2006, Atlanta, a festival of performances, lectures and workshops (by international directors and scholars Walter Asmus, Marek Kedzierski, Michael Haerdter working with local theatres and universities) celebrating Beckett's centennial year. She edited, with Paul Jackson, a collection of essays and interviews on the plays of Adrienne Kennedy, Intersecting Margins (1992).