Special Topics: The Beats and Their Discontents|
|Course Cluster: Urban Studies|
Without a doubt, three important, foundational works of the Beat movement threaten to stand in for all others. In this class we will do time with the better known HOWL and ON THE ROAD and NAKED LUNCH, but we will also invest in more contemporary memories and the continuing practices of those days of post-World War II America, when "a group of friends worked together on poetry, prose, and cultural consciousness" (Ginsberg). We will work likewise, in a variety of forms, assessing their moment and writing out our own.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
ed. Anne Waldman, THE BEAT BOOK: WRITINGS FROM THE BEAT GENERATION
Allen Ginsberg, HOWL
Jack Kerouac, ON THE ROAD
William S. Burroughs, NAKED LUNCH
Hettie Jones, HOW I BECAME HETTIE JONES
Bhanu Kapil, INCUBATION: A SPACE FOR MONSTERS
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short critical and creative responses to each week's reading assignment¿ three presentations of work developed within the context of the class.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Meetings with and readings by visiting writers may be an additional element of the course.
To apply for this course, please submit either 3 to 8 pages of creative writing or a statement of no more than 2 pages describing your interest in this course and any past history with creative writing; please include your name, class year, and the number of this course. The application deadline is the first day of Pre-Registration at 5 p.m. If you are applying to more than one upper level creative writing course, you must list them all and indicate your order of preference. Please submit your materials electronically in a single attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject Heading "POI Application-ENGL306." Please use either Microsoft Word or rich text format for your attachment, with the file name: "Last Name-First Initial-Course Number" (e.g. Smith-J-ENGL306.docx). You will be notified electronically of the status of your application by the end of the Planning Period.
Students may not take this course and another creative writing course concurrently.
|Instructor(s): Martin,Douglas Arthur Times: ...W... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: 167 HIGH; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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