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Jack Kerouac’s On the Road

April 12, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

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

After relaxing with the novel over Spring Break, join Dr. Kurt Hemmer (Harper’s resident Kerouac expert) in class. In addition to participating in a discussion of the novel, faculty can also observe Dr. Hemmer teach its major themes to his students. This session is perfect for faculty interested in merely discussing a literary phenomenon or also adopting the text for use in class next fall.

Learn more about the other events.

  • Wednesday, April 26: 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.
  • 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.


April 12, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:45 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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Occasionally, the Academy for Teaching Excellence may have to cancel a workshop due to circumstances beyond our control. With the exception of instructor illness and inclement weather, the decision to cancel a workshop will be made 48 hours prior to the scheduled date of the workshop. In the event of a cancellation, the Academy will make every effort to notify registered participants via their Harper College email account. If you have a concern about a workshop you have registered for being cancelled, please contact academy@harpercollege.edu or call 847.925.6174.