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University of Memphis
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celebrity culture, life-writing, biography and life-narratives, gossip, 20th and 21st century American culture, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Hillary Rodham Clinton, American affect, AIDS, neoliberal subjects, intimate publics
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About Me

Oline Eaton teaches rhetoric at the University of Memphis. Her expertise is in the study of the biographical and historical narratives across media, engaging with the construction and consumption of American histories and representations of lives across traditional, digital and popular media, literature, television, online and on film.

She earned a PhD at King’s College London and has published work on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Melania Trump, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Michelle Obama, Norman Mailer and Marilyn Monroe.

Recent Publications

“‘Watergate-ing’ (Norman Mailer’s) Marilyn: Life-writing in cultural context”; Life-Writing.

“Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in American chaos, pre-/post-9/11”; Celebrity Studies; DOI: 10.1080/19392397.2017.1401934

“Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: An afterlife in American culture”; Journal of American Studies; DOI: 10.1017/S0021875817001347

“‘We must be ready every day, all the time’: Mid-Twentieth-Century Nuclear Anxiety, Fear of Death, and American Life”; The Journal of American Culture; vol. 40; 66-75; DOI: 10.1111/jacc.12679

“A time to pretend,” essay; The Still Point; Issue Two; 34-35;

“‘Desperate Women Gamble All’: Stars, Sex Toboggans and Jackie O,” in Search for the Real: Authenticity and the Construction of Celebrity, Andrew Sepie ed., Interdisciplinary Press, 139-157, 2014

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
American Presidents, Gender, Museums, Public History, Women