This Network aims to bring together from across Europe (and beyond) those who share an interest in the Beat Generation and associated writings. We hope that the EBSN will be inclusive, a genuine community of scholars and students, writers and artists, which not only reaches out to all kinds of people who work on the Beats but also actively invites their participation. You don’t need an academic affiliation to become a member, and there are (for now at least) no fees for becoming a member. We want this website to make a space for conversations, postings of news and events, scholarly discussions, links to other sites, and to share information about members (see Members page).
If you would like to become a member, please email us your affiliation (if appropriate) and/or preferred contact address, together with a list of research interests, publications, or other relevant information for posting on the Members Page.
2012 Conference. The EBSN’s Inaugural Conference took place at the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg (The Netherlands) on 5-7 September, 2012. Here members gave papers and talks and contributed to the writing of the Network’s mission statement and appointing the board to run it.
2013 Conference. Our second Conference Aalborg 2013 was in Aalborg, Denmark, from 28-30, August. With 55 attendees, Aalborg University’s Bent Sørensen opened the conference at the Nordkraft Campus on Wednesday morning at 8:30am for 3 full days of papers, multimedia events and networking.
There will be a next year, but before that is determined, if you would like to contact either Oliver Harris (President) or Polina Mackay (Secretary), we’d love to hear from you. For changes, suggestions or additions to the website, email Alan Garfield, one of the web editors.
2013 Conference Pictures…
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Highlights of ESBN2 – 2013 Conference at Aalborg University, Denmark.
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Keynote: Robert Lee. Beat Compass: Literary Widths and Circles.
Plenary: Robert Gibbons, Kerouac & the Ecstatic Act of Writing.