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Jack Kerouac’s On the Road with Tim Hunt

April 26, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road with the second of three events.

Tim Hunt, the preeminent Jack Kerouac scholar in the United States, will give a presentation on the significance of the novel 60 years after its publication. Educated at Cornell University, Hunt has taught American literature at several schools, including Washington State University and Deep Springs College. He recently retired as University Professor of English at Illinois State University, in Normal, Illinois. Hunt’s scholarly publications include Kerouac’s Crooked Road: Development of a Fiction, The Textuality of Soulwork: Jack Kerouac’s Quest for Spontaneous Prose, and the five volumes of The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers. Hunt has also published three collections of poetry: Fault Lines, The Tao of Twang, and Poem’s Poems & Other Poems, received three Pushcart Prize nominations, and been awarded the Chester H. Jones National Poetry Prize for the poem “Lake County Elegy.”

A discussion with the audience will follow the presentation.

Learn more about the other events.

In addition to these three events, there will be a display from Professor Kurt Hemmer’s collection of Jack Kerouac books in the front window of the HarperStore (bookstore) beginning on March 27.


April 26, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Building E, Room E107


Individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation or who have questions about physical access may contact the event host or Access and Disability Services at ads@harpercollege.edu, 847.925.6266, at least two weeks in advance of the event date.

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