Course DescriptionThe film version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was one of the most critically acclaimed films of all time, winning the “big five” academy awards. However, there is much more beyond what appeared on the big screen. The novel on which the film was based addresses much deeper themes of masculinity, trauma, mental illness, and the ability of laughter to cope with it all. This lecture explores the role of author Ken Kesey’s life, his use of LSD, his presence within the “counter culture,” and their effects on the themes in the novel. Visual PowerPoint will be used to enhance the lecture.
- Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
- Date: Tuesday, June 30
- Location: Video Catch-up Only
Member - $30
$75 for any combination of three events, members only
No Refunds Will be Given for One-Time Events Purchased Within a Discounted Bundle
Non-member - $35
One-time guest pass, Member or Non-member at the door - $0.
About the Instructor
Matt Klauza, PhD is the English Department Chair at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth as well as an English and Literature professor there. He has presented on literary topics literally across the country (from New Orleans to Michigan, and from Philadelphia to San Francisco and several places in between). Dr. Klauza is a two-time Mark Twain Research Fellowship winner with the Center for Mark Twain Studies in New York, and he has lived for several weeks as scholar-in-residence in Mark Twain's summer home while working hands-on with Twain's manuscripts and typescripts. He earned his doctorate in American Literature from Auburn University in Alabama.
Upcoming programs presented by Matt Klauza.
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Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Masculinity, Trauma, Mental Illness, and the Power of LaughterAvailable for purchase until Tuesday, June 30
Prerecorded presentation from Spring 2020