Department of English

Faculty Bio

Barfield, Ray

Barfield, Ray

Position
Professor, British Literature, Emeritus

Contact
Office: 402 Daniel Hall
Email: brayfor@clemson.edu

Research Interests
Dr. Barfield is conducting interviews about "grapevine" radio, an early program delivery system used in South Carolina mill villages in the 1930s. My main project is a history of television's audiences from the beginning to 1980.

Recent Publications
"Premiums," "Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy," "Clifton Fadiman," and "The Shadow"--to the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Radio, to be published by Routledge in collaboration with the Museum of Broadcasting in Chicago.

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

A Word from Our Viewers: Reflections from Early Television Audiences.Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2008. Print.