Fall 2008, Dr. Mullins
Everybody must sign up to present ANY ONE reading from this list. All students will read the article, and one or tow students will present the material to the class. The presenter is expected to produce an outline of their presentation that will be shared with class members and handed in to me.
Since there are more students than readings, some individual readings have a presenter AND a discussant. In those cases, the student named as a discussant will be responsible for leading the class discussion. The first student will provide the summary. Both students still need to provide an outline of a full presentation with potential discussion questions.
Please note that the line directly above the reading is the person who will be presenting that reading. If you intended to volunteer for a different reading, let me know as soon as possible.
If you do not sign up in class for a reading, you can contact me via email to specify which readings you would like to present. Please provide two or three readings in preferred order.
Contact me if you have any questions.
Chadwick, "Introduction: Ole Massa's Dead, Long Live the King of Rock'n'Roll," in ISE
Frith, "Rock and Mass Culture," Oncourse
Hebdige, "Subculture: The unnatural break."
Hebdige, "Style as Intentional Communication"
Clare Smith Nick Herring: Discussion
Reed, "Elvis as Southerner," in ISE
Pratt, "Elvis, or the Ironies of a Southern Identity"
September 30, October 2
Sweeney, "The King of White Trash Culture: Elvis Presley and the Aesthetics of Excess," on Oncourse
Shelbie Rose Mike Howell: Discussion
Campbell, "Elvis Presley as Redneck," in ISE
Mike Thompson Sarah Kinsey: Discussion
Tucker, "Rethinking Elvis and the Rockabilly Moment," in ISE;
Adams, The Englishness of English Punk: Sex Pistols, Subcultures, and Nostalgia
Greene, "Planet of the Apes" in POTA.
Mariah Carlisle Stephanie Yarian: Discussion
Spencer, "A Revolutionary Sexual Persona: Elvis Presley and the White Acquiescence of Black Rhythms," in ISE
Greene, "Urban Riots and Ape Revolution" in POTA
Frith, "Youth/Music/Television," on Oncourse
Fraser and Brown, Media, Celebrities and Social Influence: Identification with Elvis Presley;
Greene, "Ape has Killed Ape" in POTA
Max Martin Andrew Galligan: Discussion
Frith, "Rock and Sexuality," Oncourse
Duffett Caught in a Trap? Beyond Pop Theory's "Butch" Construction of Male Elvis Fans
Justin Badger Kelly Hart: Discussion
Rodman, "Elvis Space" Oncourse
Gregory and Gregory, "When Elvis Died: Enshrining a Legend," in ISE
Katherine Austin Ian Kistler: Discussion
Vikan, "Graceland as Locus Sanctus," Oncourse
Duffett False Faith or False Comparison? A Critique of the Religious Interpretation of Elvis Fan Culture
November 18-20, November 26
Marcus, "Still Dead: Elvis Presley without Music," Oncourse
Pattie, 4 Real: Authenticity, Performance, and Rock Music
Last updated September 9, 2008