The University of Chicago Center in Paris

12-15 September 2023

CUT-UPS@2023 is the post-Covid version of CUT-UPS@60, an EBSN Special Conference that was scheduled to happen in 2020 to mark the 60th anniversary of the first publications to use the cut-up methods initiated by William Burroughs and Brion Gysin at the Beat Hotel in Paris.

Further details about how to participate will appear here in due course.

CUT-UPS@2023 is being sponsored by the Beat publishers MOLOKO PRINT, based in Schönebeck, Germany, and Third Mind Books, based in Ann Arbor (Michigan), USA. Their titles are available for sale on their websites. EBSN would like to thank them for their generous support.

CUT-UPS@2023 Paris is being generously supported by The University of Chicago Center in Paris.

Co-organisers: Oliver Harris and Paul Aliferis
Conference Administrator: Raven See (English); Lucie Malagnat (French).

Location and Accommodation

The University of Chicago Center in Paris ( is located in the 13th arrondisement, a newly developed area close to the Bibliothèque nationale.

If you wanted to stay in the Place St. Michel vicinity of the old Beat Hotel, it’s about a 45-minute brisk walk along the banks of the Seine or an easy 15-minute ride on the RER (train line) or 20-minutes on the metro. There are plenty of good hotels in the Left Bank / Saint-Germain des Pres area, although prices are generally high because it’s so popular with tourists.

The immediate vicinity of the Chicago Center is much less lively but there are some reasonably priced hotels within a short walk, such as the two IBIS, one on the same side of the river, the other just over the bridge.