Beat Studies panels, American Literature Association Conference (May 24-27, 2012)

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Beat Studies Association, American Literature Association
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The Beat Studies Association invites paper proposals for the panels it has been asked to organize for the upcoming American Literature Association Annual Conference in San Francisco (May 24-27, 2012). We are looking for proposals on all aspects of Beat Literature and Beat Studies. We are planning an additional panel, "Beats and Naropa," which would examine the critical role Naropa has played in the shaping of a Beat poetics. If you would like to be considered for the general panel or the Naropa panel, please send a brief proposal (a title, abstract, and brief professional statement) to Ronna Johnson ( Proposals should be sent no later than January 1, 2012.