Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
From its beginnings, the road movie has shaped ideas about America both in the United States and beyond. While numerous scholars have examined this national dimension, they have paid very little attention to the environmental dimension of the genre. Most road movies make heavy use of shots of the natural environment through which the travelers pass, and all road movies make implicit or explicit statements about the importance and manifestations of mobility. The lecture examines some of the strategies road movies use to depict nature and mobility, and it discusses the political implications of this depiction.
Prof. Dr. Timo Müller, University of Regensburg
Alexa Weik von Mossner (Alexa.WeikvonMossner [at] aau.at)