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ENGL 3301 Literature of the Beat Generation (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will examine the work of the mid-twentieth century writers known as "The Beats"—Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Diane di Prima, Gary Snyder and others. Over the course of the semester we'll analyze these writers' aesthetic principles and study the cultural atmosphere in which the "Beat Generation" was born. To what, we'll ask, do we attribute these works' thematic concerns and stylistic traits? What led Kerouac to hit the road, and Ginsberg to howl?


Instructor(s): Christopher Boucher

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 16-May-16