Seminar
Tonn-Meller, Horst, Prof. Dr.
The Beat Generation
Zeit: Mi 10-12
Ort: Neuphilologicum, 406
Beginn: 26.10.2016
In this seminar we will explore and discuss the writings of the so-called „Beat Generation” – a highly diverse and controversial group of authors and cultural activists which entered the scene in the 1950s and became very influential for the counterculture movements in the 1960s. The „Beats” challenged the stifling conformity of mainstream USA, the materialism of Western capitalism and the political climate of the Cold War. Instead, they promoted a culture of individualism, creativity and self-determination. The class will discuss key texts of the „Beat Generation” and relate them to relevant cultural and political contexts.
Literatur:
Jerome D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (1951)
Allen Ginsberg, „Howl“ (1957)
Jack Kerouac, On the Road (1957)
Norman Mailer, An American Dream (1965)
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