Teaching "On the Road"

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Teaching "On the Road"

Published in 1957, Jack Kerouac’s experimental novel On the Road became a surprise best seller. The mad adventures of Dean Moriarty and Sal Paradise offered white mid-century middle class readers the release of freedom and sex found, as Kerouac imagined, in the black, Latino, poor, and bohemian fringes of American society. What is the “madness” that permeates the novel? How do Dean and Sal relate to the outsiders they encounter? What role do African Americans play in the novel and in Kerouac’s imagination? How does On the Road relate to the time in which it was written and to the Beats? How did it influence the 60s generation? Grab a jug of wine and travel with us down the “anywhere road for anybody anyhow.”

Webinar Leader: Grace Hale

Professor of History, Director of American Studies, University of Virginia

Save the Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016

4–5:30PM Pacific

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American in Class from the National Humanities Center

Read more information about the National Humanities Center Online Professional Development Program for California Teachers and how to earn university credit for your participation!