Understanding the Beats Globally — Tuesday, 29 December
(12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 402–403, Philadelphia Marriott)
Panel Arranged by the Beat Studies Association
Presiding: Jennie Skerl, West Chester Univ.
1. “Bob Kaufman: Genealogical Drift,” Todd Thorpe, Univ. of Notre Dame
2. “Jack Kerouac and the Nomadic Cartographies of Exile,” Hassan Melehy,
Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
3. “Seduced across the Border: Globalizing William Burroughs,” Timothy
S. Murphy, Univ. of Oklahoma
4. “Beat Transnationalism under Gender: Bonnie Bremser’s Troia,” Ronna
Catherine Johnson, Tufts University
Recasting Minor Characters: Beat Women–Wednesday, 30 December
(12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 310, Philadelphia Marriott)
Program arranged by the College English Association
Presiding: Mary Paniccia Carden, Edinboro Univ. of Pennsylvania
1. “Diane di Prima and the Beat Fairy Tale,” Nancy McCampbell Grace,
Coll. of Wooster
2. “Diane di Prima’s Anarchist Heritage and Revolutionary Letters
1971–2007: Global Radical Chic,”
Ronna Catherine Johnson, Tufts Univ.
3. “Intertextual Identity in Joyce Johnson’s Minor Characters,” Mary
4. “Mid-Century Bohemia Redefined: Portraits by Beat Women,” Jennie
Skerl, West Chester Univ.