The Beat Studies Association was founded in December 2004. Our purpose is to encourage scholarship on the writers and other artists affiliated with the Beat Generation movement.
We provide a medium of communication among scholars interested in the Beat Generation through an annual meeting, the promotion of presentations at scholarly conferences, organizing conferences devoted to the Beat Generation, and offering other opportunities for critical exchange. We are affiliated with the American Literature Association.
All scholars, teachers, and students engaged in researching, writing, and teaching about the Beat Generation movement and its participants are invited to join.