The Beat Studies Association – Membership Drive and New Journal of Beat Studies

Our esteemed friends across the pond have asked us to share this update:


JOIN NOW & GET THE NEW Journal of Beat Studies #9 

HOT OFF THE PRESS! The membership year runs from January 1 to December 31. 

$60 Regular   $40 Students/Independent Scholars/Retired Instructors  

To join the BSA, please go to Join The Beat Studies Association 

The Beat Studies Association welcomes scholars, teachers, and students actively involved in researching, writing, and teaching about the Beat movement and its participants.  

Membership benefits include:  

• eligibility to receive the print edition of the Journal of Beat Studies sent to your mailing address  

• eligibility to submit essays to the Journal of Beat Studies  

• eligibility to attend and/or present at Beat Studies Association conferences  

• eligibility to present on Beat Studies Association panels at MLA, ALA, and other conferences  

• ability to receive the latest news and announcements from the BSA Beat Discussion Board  

Journal of Beat Studies #9 Includes:  


Deborah R. Geis, “Angelheaded (Neo-)Hipsters: Two Cultural Re-productions of Ginsberg’s ‘Howl’”                                                                      

The Beat Interview:     

 A. Robert Lee, “Life Within Life: Clive Matson Interview”                                              


Mary Paniccia Carden, “Revolutionary Poet: Diane di Prima, 1934-2020”  

Jane Falk, “Michael McClure: ‘ALCHEMIST OF FLESH,’ 1932-2020”  

Estíbaliz Encarción-Pinedo, “I see you dancing: ruth weiss, word and legacy, 1928-2020”  


Nathaniel Cadle, Understanding William S. Burroughs by Gerald Alva Miller, Jr.  

Daniel Kane, In the Rebel Café: Interviews with Ed Sanders, edited by Jennie Skerl  

Eric Keenaghan, The Householders: Robert Duncan and Jess by Tara McDowell  

Amor Kohli, A Black Arts Poetry Machine: Amiri Baraka and the Umbra Poets by David Grundy  

Fiona Paton, The Beats: Authorships, Legacies by A. Robert Lee and The Beats: A Literary History by Steven Belletto  

President – Matt Theado, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies

Vice President – Hassan Melehy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Treasurer – Steven Belletto, Lafayette College 

Managing Editor of JBS – Erik Mortenson, Lake Michigan College
Secretary – Kurt Hemmer, Harper College  

Executive Board Member-at-Large – Deborah Geis, DePauw University  

Executive Board Member-at-Large – Maria Paniccia Carden, Edinboro University 

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