Estíbaliz Encarnación Pinedo has organized a panel of 8 presenters titled “Beat generation goddess ruth weiss (re)considered” for the British Association of American Studies digital conference to be held April 8, 14:00-15:30 (BST), while Erik Mortenson and Benjamin J. Heal have organized a three day seminar of 9 presenters titled “Beat Internationalism” for the American Comparative Literature Association digital conference to be held April 9, 10 & 11 – 8:30 – 10:15 (CDT). For more information and registration see here:
The proposal deadline for the 10th Annual EBSN conference (to be held online October 29-31) is fast approaching!
So, if you haven’t already, send in your proposals before March 31st. You can check the call for papers here. We can’t wait to see your virtual faces!
This recording of one of Gregory Corso’s last college readings at the University of Connecticut, Storrs on March 28, 1996, produced by Kurt Hemmer, has just recently been posted on Vimeo. Digitization and restoration from an analog vhs videotape by Tom Knoff.
Steven Belletto, author of The Beats: A Literary History (2020) and editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Beats (2017), has kindly allowed us to publish his wonderfully detailed obituary of Ferlinghetti.
You can read it HERE.
The legendary Beat figure, best known as a publisher and poet, sadly passed away on Feb 22. That City Lights Books continues to this day is a testament to his diligence, defiance and determination. We will publish a full obituary soon.
We’re happy to see all of your proposals coming in for the 10th Annual EBSN conference, which will be held online this fall.
The final deadline for conference submissions has now been extended to March 31st. You can check the call for papers here.
So, if you haven´t, you still have an opportunity to send in your abstracts! If you already submitted your piece, here’s to you!
The EBSN are proud to present the second episode of our podcast “Playback”, an interview with esteemed Beat scholar Nancy M. Grace, founding member of the Beat Studies Association and editor of The Journal of Beat Studies. Discussion includes the future direction of Beat Studies, Women of the Beat Generation, and the legacy of the Beats. Enjoy!
Previous episodes can be found here.
As a tribute Kurt Hemmer has posted this wonderful conference call between his Beat class in Pullman, Washington and di Prima from 2000. Enjoy!
We are very pleased to be able to publish a great new interview with A. Robert Lee by Kurt Hemmer about the long awaited publication of Neal Cassady’s ‘Joan Anderson Letter’ via The Black Spring Press Group.
See also Jan Herman’s review article in International Times.
Congratulations to Professor Joan Qionglin Tan who has relaunched her “Center for Gary Snyder Studies”, which has moved from Hunan University to the Shanghai University of Economics and Finance. If you are interested to learn more please email Professor Tan – <email@example.com>