This course explores the meaning of the road in the American imaginary. Focusing on film, photography, painting, advertising and literature, the class examines the importance of landscape, belief in individuality and mobility and the fetishization of the automobile. Other topics include how these art forms serve as a barometer for shifting ideologies: freedom vs. restrictions, escalating violence and consumerism. Works and artists include Kerouac's On the Road, Easy Rider, Thelma and Louise, Ed Ruscha and Lee Friedlander.
3.0 College Credits
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|Class meeting time||1:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
|Class meeting days||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday|
|Building and room||ONLINE|
|Course instructor||Patricia Erens|