MARQUETTE Ã‚– Ã‚“Jack Kerouac and University Writing: Desire and DisciplineÃ‚” is the subject of the next psychology colloquium at Northern Michigan University. It is scheduled from 3:10-4:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, in 167 Gries Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
William Knox, English professor and director of the honors program at NMU, will serve as the presenter. The various descriptions of the writing process of Beat Generation novelist and poet Kerouac can be helpful in composing behaviors that should be encouraged among university student writers.
After a brief interactive exercise to open the presentation, Knox will assert several vectors for teaching and learning writing at a university. They are based, in part, on KerouacÃ‚’s Essentials of Spontaneous Prose, Belief and Technique for Modern Prose, and on reports of the writer in action.
For more information, contact the NMU psychology department at 227-2935.Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚