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dc.contributor.advisorFioramonti, Joseph
dc.contributor.advisorPointer, Amy
dc.contributor.advisorSimon, Julie
dc.contributor.authorKunz, Emily
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Baltimore. School of Communications Designen_US
dc.contributor.programUniversity of Baltimore. Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Designen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-05T14:49:36Z
dc.date.available2017-01-05T14:49:36Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.description.abstractThe road trip continues to be a central idea in the American collective psyche, conjuring emotions like "freedom" and "joyous abandon." Multiple scholars have argued that the road trip’s appeal is in its blend of a number of different concepts like nostalgia and Americana; in art, literature, and cinema, the road trip awakens in viewers and readers the desire to reclaim a past that may or may not have truly existed. In the summer of 2015, I set out on a project to document a 30-day road trip on old US Route 30 from Atlantic City, New Jersey to Astoria, Oregon, in which I sought to explore the availability of nostalgia and Americana through images, conversations, and real-world experiences. Using a blend of videography, photography, social media, and narration, I recounted my experience on one of America’s oldest and most-forgotten highways. As I argue in this paper, I learned that nostalgia and Americana are largely what we make of it and not simply concepts to be “discovered” on an open road. The true appeal of the road trip is in what we learn about ourselves as the road moves beneath our feet.en_US
dc.description.versionM.F.A. -- University of Baltimore, 2016en_US
dc.description.versionThesis submitted to the School of Communication Studies at the University of Baltimore in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Designen_US
dc.format.extent54 leavesen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.genrethesesen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M2BK0M
dc.identifier.otherUB_2016_Kunz_E
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/3753
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsThis item may be protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. It is made available by the University of Baltimore for non-commercial research and educational purposes.en_US
dc.subjectAmericanaen_US
dc.subjectnostalgia cultureen_US
dc.subjecthipster cultureen_US
dc.subjectindie cultureen_US
dc.subjectroad tripen_US
dc.subjecthighway historyen_US
dc.subjectrite of passageen_US
dc.subjecthistorical documentaryen_US
dc.subjectpersonal narrativeen_US
dc.subjectcinéma véritéen_US
dc.subjectRoute 30en_US
dc.subjectavant-gardeen_US
dc.title30 Days on Route 30: A Search for Nostalgia on America's Main Streeten_US
dc.typeTexten_US


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