This month’s UK show celebrating the Beat writer’s centenary is now delighted to include American Joyride, a new and unseen short capturing the spirit of his art in words and images
Tom Knoff and Kurt Hemmer in conversation with Simon Warner about their new short film:
Our esteemed friends across the pond have asked us to share this update:
BSA MEMBERSHIPS ARE DUE FOR 2022
JOIN NOW & GET THE NEW Journal of Beat Studies #9
HOT OFF THE PRESS! The membership year runs from January 1 to December 31.
$60 Regular $40 Students/Independent Scholars/Retired Instructors
To join the BSA, please go to Join The Beat Studies Association
The Beat Studies Association welcomes scholars, teachers, and students actively involved in researching, writing, and teaching about the Beat movement and its participants.
Membership benefits include:
• eligibility to receive the print edition of the Journal of Beat Studies sent to your mailing address
• eligibility to submit essays to the Journal of Beat Studies
• eligibility to attend and/or present at Beat Studies Association conferences
• eligibility to present on Beat Studies Association panels at MLA, ALA, and other conferences
• ability to receive the latest news and announcements from the BSA Beat Discussion Board
Journal of Beat Studies #9 Includes:
Deborah R. Geis, “Angelheaded (Neo-)Hipsters: Two Cultural Re-productions of Ginsberg’s ‘Howl’”
The Beat Interview:
A. Robert Lee, “Life Within Life: Clive Matson Interview”
Mary Paniccia Carden, “Revolutionary Poet: Diane di Prima, 1934-2020”
Jane Falk, “Michael McClure: ‘ALCHEMIST OF FLESH,’ 1932-2020”
Estíbaliz Encarción-Pinedo, “I see you dancing: ruth weiss, word and legacy, 1928-2020”
Nathaniel Cadle, Understanding William S. Burroughs by Gerald Alva Miller, Jr.
Daniel Kane, In the Rebel Café: Interviews with Ed Sanders, edited by Jennie Skerl
Eric Keenaghan, The Householders: Robert Duncan and Jess by Tara McDowell
Amor Kohli, A Black Arts Poetry Machine: Amiri Baraka and the Umbra Poets by David Grundy
Fiona Paton, The Beats: Authorships, Legacies by A. Robert Lee and The Beats: A Literary History by Steven Belletto
President – Matt Theado, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Vice President – Hassan Melehy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Treasurer – Steven Belletto, Lafayette College
Managing Editor of JBS – Erik Mortenson, Lake Michigan College
Secretary – Kurt Hemmer, Harper College
Executive Board Member-at-Large – Deborah Geis, DePauw University
Executive Board Member-at-Large – Maria Paniccia Carden, Edinboro University
The call for papers for our 10th (!) annual conference to be held in Murcia, Spain, 28-30 September, is live on the conference page now. The theme of the conference is Beat Times: Temporalities in Beat Writing.
The deadline for proposals and abstracts is 28 February.
The latest episode of “Playback – The EBSN Podcast”, featuring audio from the EBSN2021 conference, is available now via the usual podcast channels, with the video recording up on YouTube. More episodes coming soon…
Poet Paul E. Nelson is restarting his online poetry workshops in January, for more information see: https://paulenelson.com/2021/10/22/seriality-a-2022-workshop/ The Saturday morning (PST) version would be an acceptable slot for those in Europe.
Some testimonials here: https://paulenelson.com/testimonials/
Paul would also like EBSN folks to know about this annual primer in spontaneous composition:
Humanities Special Issue “Keep on Rolling Under the Stars: Green Readings on the Beat Generation” out now!
Edited by Chad Weidner – open access so check it out!
- EBSN 2021 Registration
EBSN 2021 will be held via Zoom October 29-31 (Friday-Sunday). If you’re joining us as a speaker or attendee, make sure you register before the deadline (October 20). You can do so following the easy steps here.
- Book Launch at the conference
Looking for a place to talk about your new and exciting Beat-related publication? If so, join the Book Launch we’ll hold during the EBSN 2021 virtual conference. To participate you’ll just need to register for the conference and send an email to Raven See at email@example.com including your name and information about the publication you want to promote (monograph, edited volume, journal special issue, etc.). We’ll get back to you before the conference with information about the event and a schedule.
- EBSN AGM
The next EBSN Annual General Meeting will be held during the EBSN 2021 virtual conference. If you’re not attending the conference but you still want to participate in the meeting, send an email to Raven See at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you information on how to access the meeting.