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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.
- Wednesday, April 12: Join Dr. Kurt Hemmer (Harper’s resident Kerouac expert) in class.
- Thursday, April 27: 12th Annual Great Books Intercollegiate Student Symposium
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.
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