Writers @ Write by the Sea

Dr Amanda Konkle

Amanda Konkle

Dr Amanda Konkle received her PhD in English from the University of Kentucky (2016). Her research focuses on Film Studies and Twentieth-Century American Literature. Her most recent major publication is the monograph, Some Kind of Mirror: Creating Marilyn Monroe (Rutgers University Press, 2019). Reviewing the book, Lucy Bolton of Queen Mary, University of London, opined, “Konkle brings fresh understanding to the Marilyn Monroe phenomenon, shedding light on her journey from sexpot to star, and revealing the complex construction and development of the Monroe image.” In 2020, Syracuse University Press will publish, in book form, a collection of essays on the television series, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Amanda co-edited the volume. Amanda’s academic articles appear in such journals as Feminist Encounters and Quarterly Review of Film and Video. She is on the faculty of Georgia Southern University’s Department of Literature, teaching on the Armstrong Campus in Savannah.