A hang-out for scholars of the Beat Generation interested in Beat influences and impacts in writing, art, music, cinema, and the wider culture. Share news of projects, exhibits, events, and teaching. You might work on core Beat writers or consider far-flung impacts continuing today. All scholars are welcome to share work which deepens and broadens our understanding of the subject.
Ferdâ Asya started the topic CFP – AMERICAN WRITERS IN PARIS: THEN AND NOW – PROPOSALS BY AUGUST 31, 2021 in the discussion Beat Generation Studies on MLA Commons 5 days, 19 hours ago
I am inviting original essays on the literary works written by American writers, who have lived in Paris from the 1800s to the present, for a book tentatively titled American Writers in Paris: Then and Now.
Although American expatriate literature in Paris is typified by the Lost Generation or the Jazz Age of the 1920s, Americans show a distinct…[Read more]
Zélia Catarina Pedro Rafael deposited “What Thoughts I Have of You Tonight, Walt Whitman” Continuity and Innovation in Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” in the group Beat Generation Studies on MLA Commons 11 months ago
In his essay “The Poet,” Emerson called for the poet who would sing the burgeoning nation of the United States of America. The answer to his request far exceeded all his expectations in the form of a ground-breaking volume of poems where Walt Whitman sang not only a nation, but the people who inhabited it as the people incarnated the values, str…[Read more]
Amy L. Friedman started the topic CFP – Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) in the discussion Beat Generation Studies on MLA Commons 1 year, 9 months ago
Call for PapersBeat Generation and Counterculture PanelsSouthwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference CenterAlbuquerque, New Mexico http://www.southwestpca.orgProposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019posals for papers and panels are now being accepted for…[Read more]
2020 Special Conference CUT-UPS@60
London / Paris, September 2020EBSN Special Conference2020 will be the 60th anniversary of the first publications using the cut-up methods initiated by William Burroughs and Brion Gysin at the Beat Hotel in Paris and developed in London throughout the 1960s. To mark this landmark in cultural history, CUT-UPS@60…[Read more]
Nordic Beats — Call for chapters
Dr. Michael Amundsen, Arizona State University, Michael.Amundsen@asu.edu
Robert E. Bjork, Arizona State University, Robert.Bjork@asu.edu
Baltic Publishing, a peer reviewed academic publisher with an outstanding international editorial board based in Tallinn, Estonia, is developing a needed text on the int…[Read more]
Amy L. Friedman started the topic European Beat Studies Network 2019 Conf – Oct 9-12, 2019 in Nicosia, Cyprus in the discussion Beat Generation Studies on MLA Commons 2 years, 7 months ago
From the EBSN: The European Beat Studies Network is a vibrant association of scholars that holds annual conferences in Europe. Past conferences have been held in Tangier, Brussels, Paris, and Vienna. The 2019 conference will be in Cyprus, October 9-12, 2019.
The call for papers for the 2019 conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, has just gone live on the…[Read more]
Transnational Beat Panel at NeMLA Mar 2019 — stop by if you are around!
Saturday 23 March 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Transnational Beat Generation
Chair: Amy L. Friedman, Temple University
Location: Woodrow Wilson Ballroom A (Media Equipped)
American & Cultural Studies and Media Studies
Amy L. Friedman started the topic CF Beat P – Louisville Conf for Lit and Culture – 21-23 Feb 2019 in the discussion Beat Generation Studies on MLA Commons 2 years, 11 months ago
Call for Papers:
The Beat Studies Association sponsors an annual panel at the Louisville Conference for Literature and Culture Since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville Feb. 21-23, 2019.
If you are interested in presenting at this conference, please submit a brief (250 word) abstract and a one-paragraph bio to Deborah Geis (…[Read more]
Is there a Beat Studies organization? What a great question! There IS an organization for Beat Studies and Beat Generation Scholars.
Visit http://beatstudies.org/ to learn about the Beat Studies Association, which promotes Beat Studies, publishes The Journal of Beat Studies, and is a great repository for Beat scholars. Membership information is there too.
Call For Papers: The Transnational Beat Generation
Moderator: Amy L. Friedman, Temple University
“Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?” asked Jack Kerouac. Apparently across many borders, because that hip, counterculture Beat Generation impact has lasted. This panel invites papers which explore how Beat Generation cul…[Read more]