American Novelist and Poet
Jack Kerouac in Fred McDarrah's New York apartment, Dec. 10, 1959

Jack in Fred McDarrah’s appartment, Dec. 10, 1959. Copyright: Fred McDarrah/Getty Images

Video Archive


Professor Todd Tietchen (English Department, UMass Lowell) discusses the first part of The Town and the City during the inaugural meeting of UMass Lowell Library’s “Jack Reading and Discussion Series,” (Spring 2013).  For more information about the reading series, which is open to the public, please click here.  The reading series is supported by the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a grant from Mass Humanities. It is open to the public and streamed live (for more information about streaming, check the front page of this site).


Below Professor Tietchen discusses the second half of The Town and the City on February 19, 2013.  For more information, see above links.

Below Professor Tietchen discusses Visions of Gerard at UMass Lowell on April 9, 2013.  For more information on this reading series, see above.

The “Jack Kerouac Reading and Discussion Series” continues with Professor Todd Tietchen on April 30, 2013. The subject is Maggie Cassidy.

Allen Ginsberg Speaks at UMass Lowell