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.

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/humanities/special_issues/green_readings

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New Publications: Ira Cohen, Into the Mylar Chamber, edited by Allan Graubard, (Fulgur Press, 2019)

This large-format, exquisitely illustrated hardback is a stunning tribute to the extraordinary photographic experiments of poet Ira Cohen, […]

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“The Beats: Authorships, Legacies” by A. Robert Lee – New Review Article by Simon Warner

The formidable A. Robert Lee, simply Bob to his many friends and connections in the global academic community, has been on the Beat bus longer than most. He studied under the trailblazing Eric Mottram, one of the early British scholars to acknowledge the artistic and cultural worth of Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs, and was there at a shining moment in the movement’s rich and entangled mythology: the International Poetry Incarnation at the Albert Hall In London in June 1965.[…]

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Brion Gysin – Let the Mice in

Ralf Friel’s Moloko Plus press has published a facsimile of the original 1973 edition of Brion Gysin’s Let the Mice in and extended it with a foreword by EBSN member Douglas Field and extra photos of Gysin. First published by Dick Higgins’s Something Else Press in 1973, contributor Jan Herman writes that the book brings together texts and photographs from the 1960s to document the use of cut-ups as a writing technique. Let the Mice in contains essays, cut-ups, photos, poems and works by Gysin and others that not only document cut-up literary history but shine light on the radical, pseudo-scientific and mystical influences that are the ground of Gysin’s art.

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Bomb Culture – Jeff Nuttall

Jeff Nuttall’s Bomb Culture (1968), like his magazine project My Own Mag (to which William Burroughs, in cut-up mode, was a key contributor) achieved cult status as a vital, radical exploration of 1960s counterculture. Nuttall’s reflective post-60s manifesto explores the radicalism of the 60s art, music, and protest movements.

Nuttall felt that atomic apocalypse was ubiquitous within high and low cultures, invading all cultural output, much as the mechanized death of The Great War stimulated Dadaism.

Along with the original text, newly edited by EBSN member Douglas Field and Jay Jeff Jones, is a new foreword by Iain Sinclair, who was close to Nuttall during the period described in Bomb Culture. This new edition also includes an afterword by writer Maria Fusco and introduction by the editors which includes images of Nuttall’s artwork and other archive materials.

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Wow! Ted Joans Lives! – Updated and on Vimeo Now

EBSN member Kurt Hemmer and Tom Knoff’s brilliant visual and aural collage about the legendary, tri-continental poet Ted Joans has been updated for its 10th anniversary and uploaded to Vimeo for your viewing pleasure:

More info & Ted Joans site: https://www.tedjoans.com/film/wow-ted-joans-lives/

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Three New Books From A. Robert Lee

The Routledge Handbook of International Beat Literature, The Beats: Authorships, Legacies and Writer Directory: A Book of Encounters . More details over at New Publications.

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New Edition of Burroughs’ Blade Runner: A Movie

Tangerine Press have just published the 40th anniversary edition of William S. Burroughs’ Blade Runner: A Movie. See more https://ebsn.eu/news/new-publications/

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CFP: Short-circuits and Fused Visions: The Works and Networks of Claude Pélieu, Paris, June 2020

DmuDFIGXoAU4mmSAbly organized by EBSN members James Horton, Peggy Pacini and Frank Rynne, this will be the first ever international conference dedicated to the work of Franco-American Beat creator and passeur Claude Pélieu: Colloque International Claude Pélieu CFP

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Kerouac Scroll in Japan

Jack Kerouac’s One the Road scroll is going to Japan in May 2020! See the flyer here: Scroll Exhibition flier

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