THE HIGHWAY 64 PROJECT
EXPLORING CULTURE THROUGH THE RHETORICAL LENS OF TRAVEL WRITING
Welcome to the Highway 64 Project.
The Highway 64 Project is not a travel guide. This is an ongoing project, a living laboratory for the study of the rhetoric of travel writing. This site is run by Elon University students who strike out along historic Highway 64 in North Carolina and explore the intricacies of local food, culture, and landscape while delving into how local communities are developing resiliency for changing weather patterns.
While you will find the ongoing reflections of college students here, there are also restaurant reviews, descriptions of towns and communities, as well as profiles of interesting people and places. There is also a serious effort to examine North Carolina’s efforts to prepare for a changing climate. And this is travel writing perceived as a rich rhetorical endeavor, done with a clear sense of the history, tradition, and diverse nature of the genre itself.
Although much of this site is specifically about Highway 64 as it crosses the entire state of NC from the mountains to the sea. We intend to continue growing our repository of essay reviews of important works of travel writing, maintain links to key travel writing sites, and collect helpful information about the complex subject of travel writing. We are also devoted to developing a resource for regional and comparative climate information. We hope to make the Highway 64 Project a destination site for folks all across the state, as we celebrate the cultural fabric of the Old North State.
Please explore with us!