S. E. Gontarski is a Sarah Herndon Professor of English at Florida State University. He specializes in twentieth-century Irish Studies, in British, U.S., and European Modernism, and in performance theory. Awarded four National Endowment for the Humanities research grants, he has twice been awarded Fulbright professorships. his books include Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days: A Manuscript Study, On Beckett, and The Intent of Undoing in Samuel Beckett’s Dramatic Texts. He currently edits the Journal of Beckett Studies.