In Search Of Elvis: Music, Race, Art, Religion, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

In Search Of Elvis

Music, Race, Art, Religion, 1st Edition

By Vernon Chadwick


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The International Conference on Elvis Presley, convened at the University of Mississippi in August, transformed a rock and roll icon into a scholarly phenomenon. Educators, artists, and Elvis aficionados from across the world?plus over one hundred internationally based reporters?collected on Oxford, Mississippi, soil to analyze and celebrate Elvis'

Table of Contents

PART ONE MUSIC, 1 Country Elvis, 2 Rethinking Elvis and the Rockabilly Moment, 3 From Denmark to RCA: On the Road with Elvis, Scotty, and Bill, 4 Elvis as Anthology, PART TWO RACE, 5 Elvis as Southerner, 6 Elvis Presley as Redneck, 7 Elvis's Man Friday, 8 A Revolutionary Sexual Persona: Elvis Presley and the White Acquiescence of Black Rhythms, PART THREE ART, 9 "It Ain't No Hound Dog, Maybe, But I Believe It's Some Kinda Critter Anyway": Elvis and Southern Self-Taught Art as Storytelling, 10 In Search of Elvis: An Exhibition in a Variety of Media, 11 Everything Elvis,12 Why I'm the World's Number One Elvis Fan, 13 Generation E, 14 In Search of the Young Elvis: Confessions of a Dutch Archivist, PART FOUR RELIGION, 15 Dead Elvis as Other Jesus, 16 Sermon on Alvis, PART FIVE EPILOGUE, 17 When Elvis Died: Enshrining a Legend

About the Author

Vernon Chadwick is assistant professor of English at the University of Mississippi.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General