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Interview with Kurt Hemmer on Blues.Gr! 

Fascinating Q&A with editor of the Encyclopedia of Beat Literature, BSA secretary and EBSN member Kurt Hemmer on the Blues music website Blues.Gr! – check it out here:

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EJAS Special Issue CFP – “Beat Times: Queer Temporalities in Beat Writing”

Call for Papers: European Journal of American Studies (EJAS), Special Issue “Beat Times: Queer Temporalities in Beat Writing” (Edited by Estíbaliz Encarnación-Pinedo and Juan Antonio Suárez) Issue description: Spatial discourses have dominated much of the scholarly debate around the artistic … Continue reading

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Call for Contributors

William S. Burroughs in Context (Cambridge University Press), edited by Oliver Harris, Davis Schneiderman and Alex Wermer-Colan, is seeking expressions of interest for potential contributors. The volume joins the successful Literature in Context series, and will be a landmark publication … Continue reading

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In the mid-1950s and after, Tangier welcomed many artists, poets and intellectuals. Influenced by Paul Bowles, members of the Beat Generation came to the northern city to be inspired, to complete their projects and to live the Moroccan dream. Few lived a human dialogue … Continue reading

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CUT-UPS@2023 Call For Papers

The CFP for CUT-UPS@2023 is now live. This conference replaces the 2020 conference that was cancelled due to COVID. It’s great that we can now look forward to holding this event! As a “Special Conference”, it has a particular focus, rather … Continue reading

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EBSN Post-Conference Mailing & poll

An all-members email should have appeared in your inboxes – see the mailing shot here: Access the poll (on future event planning) here:

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Obituary – Harold Chapman

The EBSN is sad to note the passing of Harold Chapman on August 19, at the age of 95. Although his years in Paris during the late 1950s and early 60s were just one episode in a long life and … Continue reading

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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 College1200 West Algonquin … Continue reading

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are mortified to hear about the crisis in Ukraine. Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people, both those who are fleeing the hostilities and those who are fighting to defend their freedom. Continue reading

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New Podcast Episode

The latest episode of “Playback – The EBSN Podcast“, featuring Panel 2 “Art and the Beat Generation” of our EBSN2021 Conference, is now available to view on YouTube: or hear via Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

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