The Beat Studies Association 2022 Conference: The Jack Kerouac Centenary

Our friends over at the BSA have just announced this great event for later this year:

The Cultural Arts Committee at Harper College Presents:

The Beat Studies Association 2022 Conference: The Jack Kerouac Centenary

November 3-4, 2022 

Harper College
1200 West Algonquin Road 
Palatine, IL 60067-7398
Building E Room 106

Keynote Speaker: Ann Charters 

Special Presentations by: 

Holly George-Warren
Tim Hunt
Paul Marion
Dennis McNally
Jim Sampas
John Suiter
Matt Theado
Regina Weinreich

The Beat Studies Association invites presentation proposals for its 2022 conference in honor of the 100th anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s birth. We are inviting proposals on any aspect of Kerouac’s life or work, with particular interest in “new directions” for Kerouac studies. 

Submission Instructions:

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short (100 word) bio by July 1st, 2022. Conference presentations should be no more than 20 minutes, and the BSA will group papers into panels as appropriate. Please indicate in your proposal whether you will require special audio/visual equipment. 

Send all proposals as a single Word attachment to Kurt Hemmer, Secretary of the BSA: 

Accepted proposals will be announced by August 1st, 2022

While you do not have to be a member of the Beat Studies Association to submit a proposal, you must be a member to register and present at (or attend) the conference. 

The BSA welcomes submissions from graduate students! 

If you have any questions, please direct them to our Conference Coordinator, Kurt Hemmer, Secretary of the BSA: 

For more information about the Conference, including registration fees and hotel information, please visit the BSA website:

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