Special Topics: The Beats and Their Discontents|
Fall 2014 not offered
|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)
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.
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