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Nancy Fox “Jack Kerouac’s Legacy: Fifty Years Later”

_0008_nancyNancy Fox earned her master’s degree in English from Stephen F. Austin State University.  At SFA, she became a Lecturer in 1999 and taught Freshman level composition and argument classes for 15 years while pursuing her love of Jack Kerouac’s writing.  In 2001 she presented her first publication in Lowell: “Twain’s River and Kerouac’s Road”, a comparison claiming that Kerouac’s On the Road will surpass Twain’s Huckleberry Finn as America’s greatest 21st century novel.  Her further writings investigate Kerouac’s theory of spontaneous prose and his religious attitude toward life, especially his personal dream material and their correlation to Carl Jung’s theory of individuation; titles include: "The Soul of Spontaneous Prose", "Kerouac's Dream for America", "Embracing the Spontaneous Mind: Jack Kerouac's Spontaneous Prose", and "Jack Kerouac's Archetypal World".  In the end, Nancy strives to explain Jack Kerouac’s unique world-wide appeal while honoring and raising the integrity of his work to new literary heights.