Benjamin is currently assistant professor of American literature at National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan. He completed his doctoral thesis titled “Transatlantic Crosscurrents: European Influences and Dissent in the Works of Paul Bowles and William S. Burroughs” at the University of Kent in 2016, and has presented conference papers and guest lectures on his work internationally. He has an essay in the collection Do You Bowles? The Next Generation (Brill, 2014), and has several articles awaiting publication. A current member of the EBSN Board, Benjamin has organized literary events, and has wider research interests that include film noir, Surrealism and translation.
Benjamin is also a short story writer and musician. His experimental-rock band birdbath released three albums and a 7″ single, and he has released 5 solo albums under the name COWMAN. His band Hitobashira-ni released their debut album in 2014.
- 2018 Conference, Vienna, Austria
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- EBSN Publishing
- “A World Away: the Beats, Beat Writing, the Beat Generation, Beat Movements, International Beat Literature, Beat Studies, the Beat.” A. Robert Lee (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of International Beat Literature, Review Essay by R J Ellis
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