42.274 The Literature of the Beat Movement

The Literature of the Beat Movement

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5078
Status Active

Explores both the writings and the personal lives of a loose confederation of poets, novelists, and essayist who emerged onto the American literary and cultural scene following World War II and who came to be known as the -Beat Generation.+ The primary focus will be on the life and writings of Lowell native Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) with others of the -beat circle+ included as well, i.e., Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Diana DiPrima, etc.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101/102 College Writing I & II.