The Source of Self-Regard highlights over four decades of poignant commentary and analysis delivered in the form of graduation and conference keynotes, essays, invited lectures, and Nobel Prize duties. The result is a lens through which to view not only the esteemed author’s perspective and comprehension, but also the unchanging nature of American and global values concerning life, peace, transformation, history, truth, and human connection.
Dr. Amani C. Morrison (no relation) is Assistant Professor of African American Literature and Culture at Georgetown University and was a 2018-19 Postdoctoral Fellow in African and African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Morrison holds expertise in 20th-century African American literature, race and space studies, performance studies, cultural studies, and the urban and digital humanities. She is writing the first cultural history of kitchenette apartments in mid-twentieth-century Chicago.
Posts by Amani Morrison
The real Elvis is American, remember, and America is a consumer society. The desires we project, the stuff we buy—that is what feels real to us. It lets us have any Elvis we want. He left plenty of kitsch in his wake, plenty of pseudo-religion, plenty of Elvis jokes—but he was not, is not, a joke. He lived our contradictions, released our inhibitions, and lost himself in the process.