Sponsored by the Beat Studies Association
Presiding: Deborah Geis, DePauw University
The Beat Studies Association is seeking proposals for paper presentations on any aspect of Beat writing, or any Beat movement writers, for two panels at the American Literature Association annual conference scheduled for May 25-28, 2017 in Boston, MA.
One of the two BSA panels will be open topic. If possible, we’d like to have the other panel devoted to studying and celebrating the scholarly work of Ann Charters, now an emerita professor of English at The University of Connecticut at Storrs, the first president of the BSA and a founder of Beat Studies. The tentative title for the second panel is “Mapping Beat Movements 1973-present: Reading Beat Literature, Culture and Criticism through the works of Ann Charters.”
Please send a 250-word proposal and a 100-word professional bio to both Deborah Geis (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ronna Johnson (Ronna.email@example.com) simultaneously. The deadline for submission is January 10, 2017.