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2022 BSA Conference - The Beat Studies Association

Beat Studies Association Conference:

The Jack Kerouac Centenary

November 3-4, 2022

Harper College

Palatine, IL


Keynote Speaker: Ann Charters


Special Presentations by:

Holly George-Warren

Tim Hunt

Dennis McNally
Jim Sampas
Matt Theado
Regina Weinreich


The Beat Studies Association is excited to announce its upcoming conference (November 3-4, 2022):  The Jack Kerouac Centenary.


Please join us for what is sure to be an exciting event with a stellar line-up of Kerouac scholars.


Conference Schedule


Conference Registration


   Full-Time Instructors: $90

  Graduate Students/Part Time Instructors: $50


Conference Hotel

Holiday Inn Chicago—Schaumberg


Conference Coordinator:

Kurt Hemmer, Harper College

Beat Studies Association Board

President — Matt Theado, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Vice President — Hassan Melehy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Treasurer — Steven Belletto, Lafayette College
Secretary – Kurt Hemmer, Harper College

At-large Board Member — Mary Paniccia Carden, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

At-large Board Member — Deborah Geis, DePauw University

Communications Manager — John Whalen-Bridge, National University of Singapore

2022 Beat Studies Association Conference Sponsored by: