CFP : "4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN)"
Call for Papers
EBSN Conference 2015, Brussels, Belgium
4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN)
28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Papers are invited for the 4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network. In keeping with the inclusive spirit of the EBSN, we are open to submissions of scholarly papers, panels, and roundtables, as well as artistic/creative dialogues and performances devoted to any aspect of the Beat Generation.
Since the EBSN meeting in Brussels shortly follows the 60th anniversary of the landmark public reading of the first section of “Howl” at the Six Gallery on 13 October 1955, we also wish to celebrate and re-assess the combined energies unleashed by the figure of Allen Ginsberg, the poetics of “Howl,” and the alternative spirit of San Francisco as driving forces within the Beat Generation and its legacy today.
Besides proposals exploring other topics, we therefore especially welcome submissions focusing on any these three lines of flight :
Please send abstracts of 250 words and a short bio to Franca Bellarsi at firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 March 2015.
Inquiries can be addressed to Franca Bellarsi (email@example.com), Polina Mackay (firstname.lastname@example.org), or to Oliver Harris (email@example.com).