Beckett to Breivik

An Interview with Matthew Feldman


  • Matthew Feldman
  • James Dowthwaite



Matthew Feldman, fittingly for someone who works on the unique, the difficult and the uniquely difficult, has had an unusual career. After completing a PhD on Samuel Beckett’s psychological and philosophical sources, he has held roles as a lecturer, reader and professor in modern history at Oxford Brookes, Northamp- ton and Teesside. He remains Emeritus Professor in the History of Ideas, as well as being a Professorial Fellow at the University of York. Feldman was the founder and director of the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR). He has published extensively on history, literature and fascism. His monographs include Beckett’s Books: A Cultural History of the Interwar Notes (2006), Ezra Pound’s Fascist Propaganda, 1935-1945 (2013), and two recent collection of essays, Falsifying Beckett (2015) and Politics, Intellectuals and Faith (2020), as well as numerous articles and edited collections. His third essay collection is due out next year, and his much-anticipated history of fascism will be published by Yale University Press in 2024.




How to Cite

Feldman, M., and J. Dowthwaite. “Beckett to Breivik: An Interview With Matthew Feldman”. New American Studies Journal: A Forum, vol. 72, Apr. 2022,