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Letter from Oliver Harris on CUT-UPS@60

2020 is the tenth anniversary of the EBSN and we wanted to celebrate the occasion with our most ambitious plans: the special Cut-Ups@60 double conference in Paris and London this September, featuring terrific line-ups of creative and critical participants. At the end … Continue reading

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CUT-UPS@60 Postponed

Yes, sadly we have been forced to postpone our plans for the double conference in September until at least 2021. More info to come soon…

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Jürgen Ploog

We are terribly sad at the loss of Jürgen, who passed away on May 21. We were lucky to have his presence at several of our conferences, and he was due to be a keynote at CUT-UPS@60. See the warm … Continue reading

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Telephone Interview with Carolyn Cassady, 2002

A little ray of much needed sunshine – Tom Knoff and Kurt Hemmer’s interview from 2002 has been edited and published on Vimeo, and you can listen to it here.

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New Book Review – The Beats By Steven Belletto

Check out A. Robert Lee’s free-flowing and admiring review of Belletto’s fantastic new contribution to Beat studies here.

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Death of a Magus – Genesis P-Orridge Obituary

I was very saddened to learn of the death of Orridge after his fight with leukemia. See Chris Becker’s electrifying obituary here and get a feel for Orridge’s commitment and contribution to avant-garde experimentalism.

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Michael McClure

I am saddened to report that Michael McClure passed away on May 4, 2020. I know several of our members did work on McClure, whose life and work truly transcends the Beat movement. Kurt Hemmer and Tom Knoff made a … Continue reading

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EBSN President Oliver Harris – News Update about CUT-UPS@60

Dear All,In light of the Coronavirus crisis, I’m getting in touch about plans for Cut-Ups@60 this September. The situation is so uncertain as well as so serious that planning 6 months ahead is almost impossible. Hopefully, the situation will have improved … Continue reading

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Claude Pélieu Conference – CFP Deadline Extended 7th March

The organizers (Frank Rynne, Peggy Pacini and James Horton) have extended the deadline for paper proposals for their conference: “Courts-circuits et visions disjonctées : œuvre et réseaux de Claude Pélieu/Short-circuits and Fused Visions: The Works and Networks of Claude Pélieu” … Continue reading

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CFP: Humanities Special Issue, Green Readings on the Beats

Submissions are now open for a special issue: “Keep on Rolling Under the Stars: Green Readings on the Beat Generation” Please consider submitting a paper on green aspects of the Beat Generation in a broad sense.

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