Benjamin J. Heal
英國 University of Kent 英文博士
“Authorship in William S. Burroughs’s Red Night Trilogy and Paul Bowles’s Translations of Moroccan Storytellers" in Purdue University Press journal "CLCweb: Comparative Literature and Culture "(EBSN special issue, 18:5, December 2016).
“Chance in the Void: Cut-up Time/Space in Harold Norse’s Beat Hotel” in "Harold Norse: Poet Maverick, Gay Laureate" (Edited by Douglas Field and A. Robert Lee, Clemson University Press, forthcoming)
“Jazz, Race and Cut-Up Improvisational Aesthetics: William Burroughs and Jazz” in "Jazz and Literature" (Edited by Antónia Lima, Routledge, forthcoming)
“ruth weiss: Transnationalism and Resistance” in ruth weiss: Beat Poetry, Jazz, Art, De Gruyter 2020 (edited by Estíbaliz Encarnación-Pinedo and Thomas Antonic).
“The Beats on China and Chinese“Beats”: Cross Cultural Influences, Impact and Legacy” in the "Routledge Handbook of International Beat Literature" (edited by A. Robert Lee, 2018).
“American Existentialism and Surrealism in Paul Bowles’ “The Scorpion” and “By the Water,” and Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs’ And the Hippos were Boiled in their Tanks” in the collection Paul Bowles - The New Generation, Do You Bowles? (Rodopi, 2014).
“Inter-zone: Liminal ‘Third-space’ in the Works of William S. Burroughs”, The 28th Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association, Taiwan, National Chengchi University, October 31, 2020.
“The Symbolic Function of food in the Transnational works of Paul Bowles and Mohammed Mrabet”, International Conference of Critical Food Studies, Taiwan, Academia Sinica, December 12-13, 2019.
“Sexuality and Space in James Leo Herlihy’s Season of the Witch (1971)”, The 27th Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association, Taiwan, National Chung Cheng University, November 2, 2019.
‘A “Chinese mutant form:” Are there any Chinese Beats?’ Moving Geographies, European Beat Studies Network annual conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, October 2019.
“Écriture Blanche: Redirection of Style in Junkie (1953) and The Sheltering Sky (1949)” The 26th Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association, Taiwan, National Taitung University, October 27, 2018.
“William S. Burroughs and Sound: Weaponizing Noise and Dissonance” Beats and Politics: Past and Present European Beat Studies Network annual conference, Vienna Poetry School, Vienna, October 2018.
“The Missing Original: Paul Bowles’ Translations of Mohammed Mrabet’s Stories” Paris Interzone: European Beat Studies Network Sixth Annual Conference, University of Chicago in Paris, September 2017.
“The Missing Original: Paul Bowles’ Translations of Moroccan Storytellers” Forgotten Books and Cultural Memory, National Taipei University of Technology, Department of English, Taiwan, May 2016.
“No glot…C’lom Fliday” Understanding William S. Burroughs’ Representations of the Chinese and the Origins of an Anti-Imperialist Proto-Beat Identity’, 4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network, Université libre de Bruxelles, October 2015.
“What Matter Who’s Speaking?” Authorship Experimentation in Paul Bowles’ Translations of Moroccan Storytellers and William Burroughs’ Cities of the Red Night’, European Beat Studies Network Third Annual Conference, Hotel Chellah, Tangier, Morocco, November 2014.
“Weaponizing Noise: William S. Burroughs’ Tape Experiments”, 1913/The Art of Noises/2013, University College Cork, Ireland, December 2013.
“Noir Themes in William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac’s And the Hippos were Boiled in their Tanks and Paul Bowles’ Early Fiction”, European Beat Studies Network Inaugural Conference, Roosevelt Study Centre, Middelburg, The Netherlands, September 2012.
“Interzone Identity: Representations of Americanness and Otherness in Naked Lunch and The Sheltering Sky”, A Self-Conscious Voice: An Exploration of Expatriation and Literature, University of Bristol, UK, May 2011.
“Transatlantic Cultural Dialogue in Paul Bowles’ Early Short Fiction and Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs’ And the Hippos were Boiled in their Tanks”, Do You Bowles? Paul Bowles Centennial International Conference, University of Lisbon, Portugal October 2010.
MOST project funding, 2018-2020, to fund additional research for monograph
Harry Ransom Center Humanities Research Fellowship 2014-2015, University of Texas at Austin
RESEARCH SEMINARS AND PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS:
University College Cork, School of Asian Studies, November 2015
Guest Lecture: “Literature of the Sinosphere: Transnational Exchanges.”
University of Limerick, American Studies Seminar Series, February 2015
Guest Lecture: “There’s no drag like U.S. drag’: The Influence of Existentialism on the Early Work of Paul Bowles and William S. Burroughs (1938-1953).”
Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, February 2015
Introduction to “William S. Burroughs – The Films”, a screening of William Burroughs’ film collaborations.
University College Cork, School of Asian Studies, November 2014
Guest Lecture: “Sinosphere and the West: The Chinese Diaspora and Yellow Perilism.”
Cube Microplex, Bristol, September 2009
Organiser of multi-platform event at as part of the Nakedlunch@50 worldwide celebration, featuring keynote by Professor Oliver Harris of Keele University.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS:
American Comparative Literature Association
European Network for Comparative Literary Studies
British Association of American Studies
Irish Association of American Studies
European Association of American Studies
European And American Literature Association Taiwan
European Beat Studies Network (webmaster, elected member of executive board)
Beat Studies Association
Modern Languages Association
The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies