Site Introduction

Welcome to jackkerouac.com, a site for scholars, students, and fans of the novelist and poet. The site is an ever-evolving interactive storehouse and exhibition space dedicated to Jack Kerouac and connected topics.

The site includes archival images, video, audio recordings, and print texts. It also offers extensive biographical and bibliographical information, as well as educational support (like syllabi and assignments).  Jackkerouac.com aggregates news and links connected to Kerouac, and features guest commentary by scholars, educators, and devotees.

The site is dedicated not only to Kerouac, the author, but also to the cultural and social history that swirls around him.  Jackkerouac.com is produced and edited in Kerouac’s hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts (at the University of Massachusetts Lowell), and the site takes special care to focus on Jack’s connections to Lowell.  Yet, even as the local is one important focus, the site also emphasizes Kerouac as a global author, at once the product of French-Canadian heritage and of worldwide aesthetic and social influence.