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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ENG 349 - Writers of the Beat Generation

2009-2010 Catalog Year

A history of the literary phenomenon known as the Beat Generation. Major texts by its best-known writers (Burroughs, Kerouac, Ginsberg, Corso, Ferlinghetti, Snyder) will be examined as well as select works by lesser-known figures (Herbert Huncke, Bob Kaufman, Diane DiPrima, Alexander Trocchi, Jack Micheline). Significant attention will be given to tracing and recognizing the dissemination of Beat literature and culture throughout successive generations of artists, writers and musicians.

PREREQ: nine hours of lower division English courses or junior standing.
OFFERED: Irregular