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.


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David S. Wills is the founder and editor of Beatdom magazine and the author of The Dog Farm.He travels a lot, and is currently working as a professor in China. His latest book is called Scientologist! William S. Burroughs the Weird Cult.You can read more about and by David at his blog, www.davidswills.com or on Tumblr.

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