Department of English

Faculty Bio

Barfield, Ray

Barfield, Ray

Professor, British Literature, Emeritus

Office: 402 Daniel Hall

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.