Elvis research

My 1998 PhD ‘Understanding Elvis’ is available on request. Click below for other publications:


Duffett, M. (2018) Counting Down Elvis: His 100 Finest Songs. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.


Duffett, M. (2016) ‘Elvis’s Gospel Music: Between the Sacred and the Secular?’ Religions 6, 1, pp. 182-203.

Duffett, M. (2013) ‘Walking in Memphis? Elvis Heritage between Fan Fantasy and Built Environment,’ In Redefining Mainstream Popular Music, edited by Sarah Baker, Andy Bennett and Jodie Taylor. New York: Routledge. pp. 102-113.

Duffett, M. (2012) ‘Applying Durkheim to Elvis,’ Transatlantica 2, pp. 1-7.

Duffett, M. (2012) ‘Boosting Elvis: A Content Analysis of Editorial Stories from One Fan Club Magazine,’ Participations 9, 2, pp. 317-336.

Duffett, M. (2011) ‘Elvis Presley and Susan Boyle: Bodies of Controversy,’ Journal of Popular Music Studies 23, 2, pp. 166-188.

Duffett, M. (2003) ‘False Faith or False Comparison? A Critique of the Religious Interpretation of Elvis Fan Culture,’ Popular Music and Society 26, 4, pp. 513-522.

Duffett, M. (2001) ‘Caught in a Trap? Beyond Pop Theory’s “Butch” Construction of Male Elvis Fans,’ Popular Music 20, 3, pp. 395-408.

Duffett, M. (2000) ‘Transcending Audience Generalizations: Consumerism Reconsidered in the Case of Elvis Presley Fans,’ Popular Music and Society 24, 2, pp. 75-92.


Duffett, M. (2010) ‘Michael Bertrand, Race, Rock and Elvis, and Louis Cantor, Dewey and Elvis,’ Popular Music 29, 1, pp. 169-173.