It is our pleasure to announce that a new book by Dr. Kornelia Boczkowska, Lost Highways, Embodied Travels: The Road Movie in American Experimental Film and Video, was published by Brill on February 9, 2023.
Often identified as one of the most genuine and enduring American film genres, the road movie has never been explored in the context of experimental filmmaking. To fill this gap, Lost Highways, Embodied Travels provides the first book-length study of over eighty unique and often obscure films and videos and situates them within the corporeal turn in American avant-garde cinema, so far mostly associated with body genres and sexually explicit films. Drawing on unpublished archival materials, the book offers a fresh take on both past and current practices of the experimental film community for scholars, students, makers and film buffs.
The book has been funded by the National Science Centre, Poland, under the project "Lost highways, forgotten travels: The road movie in the post-war American avant-garde and experimental film through the lens of women and men filmmakers" (grant no. UMO-2018/31/D/HS2/01553); Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grant to the United States (grant no. 0614-4-3b); ESSE Type B Bursary (2018).