October 25th 2013
If Elvis can be the inspiration for a series of Zippo lighters, stage musicals, tequila and a currently-in-development movie, then it stands to reason that he should also be the subject of a college class.
Charles Hughes, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at Rhodes College, is presenting a lecture titled “Why Elvis Presley Still Matters” November 20th 2013 at Rhodes’ Barret Center. The lecture is based on his class at the university, Elvis Presley and America, and is open to the public.
Hughes has researched, published and taught extensively on music and Southern history. The lecture is based on historical research, imagery and music that spotlight several ways Presley remains significant within contemporary culture and society.
The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. and is free.