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The Beats: A Teaching Companion

Nancy M. Grace


This volume is the first-ever collection devoted to teaching Beat literature in high school to graduate-level classes. Essays address teaching topics such as the history of the censorship of Beat writing, Beat spirituality, the small press revolution, Beat composition techniques and ELL, Beat multiculturalism/globalism and its legacies, techno-poetics, the road tale, Beat drug use, the Italian-American Beat heritage, Beats and the visual arts of the 1960s, the Beat and Black Mountain confluence, Beat comedy, Beat performance poetry, Beat creative non-fiction, West coast-East/coast Beat communi ... More

Keywords: Beat Generation, American literature, Counterculture, Pedagogy, Teaching, Multiculturalism, Feminism, Globalism, History

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781949979954
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781949979954.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy M. Grace, editor

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Chapter One Back to the Future

Nancy McCampbell Grace

I Foundational Issues

II Beat Genres

III Beat Literary Topics

IV Beat Lineages and Legacies

V Appendix