Researching, writing and teaching about the Beat Generation movement

2011 ALA Conference - The Beat Studies Association

May 26-29, 2011
Boston, MA

Friday, May 27, 2011
2:10 – 3:30 pm

Session 11F – Transnational Beats

Organized by the Beat Studies Association

Chair: Jennie Skerl, West Chester University

1. “Cain’s Book and the Mark of Exile: Alexander Trocchi as Transnational Beat” Fiona Paton, State University of New York at New Paltz

2. “The Beat Fairy Tale as Transnational Spectacle,” Nancy Grace, Wooster College

3. “An ‘Invasion of Poets’: Allen Ginsberg and Literary Solidarity in Sandinista Nicaragua,” Michele Hardesty, Hampshire College

Friday, May 27, 2011
3:40 – 5:00 pm

Session 12G – New Directions in Beat Studies

Organized by the Beat Studies Association

Chair: Ronna Johnson, Tufts University

1. “Kerouac’s Quest for Identity: Satori in Paris,” Hassan Melehy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2. “The Ghost in the Soft Machine: William S. Burroughs’s Nova Trilogy as Posthuman Gothic,” Michael Sean Bolton, East Tennessee State University

3. “Dean Moriarity Can’t Change,” John McHale, Salem State University

Friday, May 27, 2011
5:10 – 6:30 pm

Session 14-O Business meeting: Beat Studies Association