Elizabeth Thompson
Framingham High School

Transcendentalists, Beats, Buddhists, and Hindus

This site is designed to provide resources for instructing high school level students in the Buddhist and Hindu influcences of American Literature. The focus is primarily on the Transcendentalist and Beat movements and centers on the writing of Henry David Thoreau and Jack Kerouac.



This site was created by Elizabeth Thompson at the NEH Summer Institute "Literatures, Religions, and Arts of the Himalayan Region," held at the College of the Holy Cross, Summer 2011.