2:00 pm

Dr. Jean Christophe Cloutier – “The Man the other Side-Jack Kerouac, Bilingualism, and Self-Translation.”

Part of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival. J.C. Cloutier is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the editor of La vie est d’hommage (2016, 2022), which gathers the original French writings of Jack Kerouac’s French novels for the Library of America’s The Unknown Kerouac (2016, edited by Todd Tietchen). He is currently completing an extensive study of Kerouac’s oeuvre that explores the writer’s practices as a novelist, translator, and archivist.