Courtney Andree completed a Ph.D. in English and Film & Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis in August 2015, and served as the postdoctoral fellow in English. Her work has appeared in Film History, Disability Studies Quarterly, and Literature Compass. She is currently a publicist for Yale University Press.
Posts by Courtney Andree
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.