SAC 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Section: 003 The Road Movie and American Culture
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Lab Fee:
35.00
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This class provides a detailed examination of the road movie, one of the most durable of the American film genres. By tracing the trajectory of the genre, from its formative decade in the thirties to its fruition in the seventies, we will reveal how the road picture has confronted and attempted to negotiate ruptures in American social identity. What alternatives does the road journey offer to a conservative political climate, and how does the fantasy it represents reconfigure delimiting models of race, class, ethnicity, and gender? Additionally, we will explore the genre's more dystopic impulses, and consider how roads and automotive culture have been persistently haunted by the American gothic imagination in both film and literature. Films will include: Gun Crazy, Hollywood or Bust, The Rain People, and Race with the Devil. Readings will include selections from Hawthorne, O'Connor, Kerouac, and Matheson.

SAC 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
26793
Open
5
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with AMCULT 366.007
002 (LAB)
 
26795
Open
5
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (LEC)
P
30279
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (LAB)
 
30281
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 4:00PM - 6:30PM
005 (LEC)
P
42043
Open
3
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
006 (LAB)
 
42045
Open
3
 
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W 3:00PM - 6:00PM
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