Professor, British Literature, Emeritus
Office: 402 Daniel Hall
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.
"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
A Word from Our Viewers: Reflections from Early Television Audiences.Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2008. Print.