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CFP: European Beat Studies Network Annual Conference (Manchester, UK)

February 1, 2016

EBSN Annual Conference
Manchester 27-29 June 2016

The organisers invite proposals for the Fifth Annual Conference of the EBSN, which will take place in Manchester, UK, from 27-29 June, at The Wonder Inn (http://www.thewonderinn.co.uk), in the heart of the city.

As always, papers on any aspect of Beat creativity are welcomed, but especially in relation to two central themes: music and science. The themes are reflected in our two confirmed conference keynotes: C.P. Lee, legendary Manchester musician and musicologist, and Andrew Lees, Professor of Neurology.

Music, because of the long association between the vibrant Manchester music scene and Beat or more broadly countercultural activity—including Burroughs’ famous Final Academy appearance at the Hacienda nightclub in 1982. And science, because Manchester will be European City of Science in 2016 and there are rich possibilities for exploring Beat creativity in relation to the sciences. 2016 also marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first issue of International Times, which has a long association with the Beats and the counterculture

We’re open to all types of submissions, from long papers to short talks, panels, roundtables, open dialogues, visual exhibitions and musical performances. The Wonder Inn is an ideal location for the kind of more informal participations we welcome as well as conventional presentations. You don’t need an academic affiliation, only to be a member of the European Beat Studies Network.

For all enquiries, and to send abstracts of 250 words with a short bio (unless you are already an EBSN member), please contact the Conference AdministratorRaven See (rsee11@elmira.edu). Abstracts no later than February 1, 2016.

Decisions on participation will be made by March 1. Further information, including participation costs, will be posted on the website shortly: http://ebsn.eu.

Conference Organizing Committee:
Douglas Field (douglas.field@manchester.ac.uk)
Oliver Harris (oliverharris@mac.com)


February 1, 2016
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Douglas Field and Oliver Harris
douglas.field@manchester.ac.uk ; oliverharris@mac.com


The Wonder Inn
29 Shudehill
Manchester, M4 2AF United Kingdom
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