Beat Studies Association 2022 Conference: The Kerouac Centenary

deadline for submissions: 
July 1, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Beat Studies Association


Beat Studies Association Conference:

The Jack Kerouac Centenary

November 3-4, 2022

Harper College

Palatine, IL


Keynote Speaker: Ann Charters


The Beat Studies Association invites presentation proposals for its 2022 conference. Given that 2022 is the 100th anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s birth, we are inviting proposals on any aspect of Kerouac’s life or work, with particular interest in “new directions” for Kerouac studies.


Submission Instructions:
Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short (100 word) bio by July 1st, 2022. Conference presentations should be no more than 20 minutes, and the BSA will group papers into panels as appropriate. Please indicate in your proposal whether you will require special audio/visual equipment.

Send all proposals and your bio as a single Word attachment to Kurt Hemmer:

Accepted proposals will be announced by August 1st, 2022.

While you do not have to be a member of the Beat Studies Association to submit a proposal, you must be a member to register and present at (or attend) the conference.

The BSA welcomes submissions from graduate students!

If you have any questions, please direct them to our Conference Coordinator, Kurt Hemmer:

For more information about the Conference, including registration fees and hotel information, please visit the BSA website: