Out of the Shadows, Women and the Beat Generation

Anne Waldman

Dear all,

Attached is the CFP for the conference Out of the Shadows, Women and the Beat Generation at the University of Agder, Norway, September 2-4, 2013. The conference is organized in collaboration with the European Beat Study Network and welcomes papers in literature, art and film, with a particular focus on the female contribution.

Welcome!
Best wishes,

Frida Forsgren and Michael J. Prince

Frida Forsgren, associate professor PhD
University of Agder
Service Box 422
4604 Kristiansand

Tel: +47 38141898
Cell: +47 412 75257

Coordinator Multikul
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Women and the Beat Generation: Literature, Art, Film
Conference at the University of Agder, Norway, September 2-4 2013
Organizers: Frida Forsgren and Michael J. Prince
Keynote Speakers: Mary Kerr and Polina Mackay

Papers and panel proposals are sought for a three-day conference on women and the Beat Generation. We encourage submissions on all aspects of this topic, including the role of women writers in the Beat movement and the representation of women in the works of Beat authors. Submissions on art and film are especially welcome. Other suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • narratives of gender and sexuality in the work of women of the Beat Generation
  • the Beat movement and Feminism
  • the influence of female literary tradition on the Beat Generation
  • experimentalism in the work of female Beats
  • aesthetic dialogues between male and female Beat writers
  • visual culture and Beat women
  • the work of female Beat artists, filmmakers or photographers
  • the influence of art and film on the work of Beat women
  • the significance of life-writing
  • films by and about women of the Beat Generation
  • women and publishing, editing and non-fiction writing

The deadline for submission of abstracts is December 15, 2013. Please send your abstracts to Frida Forsgren at frida.forsgren@uia.no

RELATED:

We are pleased today to release episode 58 of the “PoemTalk” series – a discussion of Bernadette Mayer’s “The Tragic Condition of the Statue of Liberty” with Anne Waldman, Katie Price, and Julia Bloch.

http://jacket2.org/content/poem-talk

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/audioitem/3634

Al Filreis
http://writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis

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SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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