Ken Kesey's /One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest/

Friday, April 8, 2011
Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

Ken Kesey’s /One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest/ was a seminal novel for the 1960s counterculture, as well as an important American inheritor of European ideas of Existentialism and the absurd. It is also a novel highly conscious of its place in an American tradition of frontier narrative that connects Cooper’s Leatherstocking saga with the modern Western. This seminar will discuss these dimensions of the novel, and consider the novel’s value as a classroom text.

Seminar led by Benjamin Goluboff, Lake Forest College