Charles Shuttleworth

I am a teacher currently at the Harker School in San Jose, CA, and have been teaching a course entitled “Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation” as a senior elective for the past five years, although I first taught the course in 1994 while at the Horace Mann School (where Kerouac attended) and presented at the NYU Conference that year.
For the past three years I’ve been delving into the Kerouac archive in the Berg Collection at the NY Public Library, transcribing unpublished material and researching and writing essays, all focused on Kerouac’s Buddhist period, 1954-’57. I’ve been publishing in Beat Scene — two essays already, two more to come — and my work is ongoing.