Jimmy Fazzino


PhD, Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2012

BA, English, French, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 2003, with honors


Research Interests:

20th-21st-century American literature, the Beat Generation, Bob Dylan, the avant-garde and counterculture, poetry and poetics, critical theory, transnational literatures, modernism


Courses Taught:

ENG 129: Topics in English: Road Novels

ENG 129: Topics in English: Modernism and Manifestos

ENG 131: The Nature of Story

ENG 229: Topics in Literature: Shakespeare

CMJ 201: Rhetorical Theory




World Beats: Beat Generation Writing and the Worlding of U.S. Literature. Dartmouth, 2016.


Articles and Essays:

“Teaching the Road Novel with Jack Kerouac.” The Beats: A Teaching Companion, edited by Nancy M. Grace, Clemson, 2021.


“Inside the Whale: William Burroughs and the World.” b2o: an online journal, Dec. 2017, www.boundary2.org/2017/12.


“Amiri Baraka’s Revolutionary Theatre: Black Power Politics, Avant-Garde Poetics.” Beat

Drama: Playwrights and Performances of the “Howl” Generation, edited by Deborah Geis, Bloomsbury, 2016.


“The Beat Manifesto: Avant-Garde Poetics and the Worlded Circuits of African American Beat

Surrealism.” The Transnational Beat Generation, edited by Nancy M. Grace and Jennie Skerl, Palgrave, 2012.


A Trap Well-Enough Woven of Words: The Many Worlds of Brion Gysin’s The Process.”

Journal of Beat Studies, vol. 1, 2012.