American Apocalypse: Beat Generation Spirituality


Places Beat Generation spirituality in its contexts by study of sources and texts that influenced individual figures, specifically, the reading, world view, and practice of Kerouac, Snyder, Ginsberg, Burroughs, and di Prima; identifies the Asian and Native American texts and translations available to Americans in the post-war era and outlines Western influences (Thoreau, Spengler, Skinner, Reich, Neitzsche), reading these in relation to key mythemes of American identity and destiny in the post-War era.
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • W
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • LIT 281
  • RELIGION 281
Typically Offered