Clemson launches Beat Studies Series

beatstudiesseries-webBeat writing is one of the most formative poetics of the mid- to late twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Its connections to emerging postmodernisms coincided with social justice movements in the United States and abroad. Since the publication of Howl (Allen Ginsberg), On the Road (Jack Kerouac), and Naked Lunch (William S. Burroughs), Beat literary works have served as wisdom texts for many young people, particularly in the United States but also around the globe. This series, created through the alliance of the Beat Studies Association and Clemson University Press and edited by Nancy M. Grace (The College of Wooster) and Ronna C. Johnson (Tufts University), will bring recognition to the decades of serious scholarship devoted to Beat literature and writers.