Here is a link to Ginsberg reading the poem: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15308
Class slideshow: http://prezi.com/t_p46mgjybzj/the-beat-generation/
Allan Ginsberg Resource: http://www.allenginsberg.org/index.php?page=lifeline
Here is a link to the video that we watched in class: http://vimeo.com/43319538
Lecture Presentation: http://prezi.com/6c_w39yuqq4v/hemingway/
Lecture Presentation: http://prezi.com/_kvtg7jxycio/william-faulkner/
During our first class I attempted to place the Modernist tradition of 20th Century literature within the framework of the preceding periods, beginning with the "faith-based" writings of the early European settlers, progressing through the "reason-based" thought of the Enlightenment, on through the "emotion-based" underpinnings of the Romantic and Transcendentalist movements, and finally to the "reality-based" methods of the late 18th Century. The following lecture attempted to outline the historical and literary background of Modernism.