New Voices in American Studies

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This collection of essays grew out of the first Mid-America Conference on Literature, History, Popular Culture, and Folklore held at Purdue University in 1965. The purpose of this book is to show that these disciplines are interrelated and necessary to one another. The first section, "Literature," contains an introduction by Hayman and papers by Leo Stoller, Louis Filler, David Sanders, Edwin H. Cady, and Russel B. Nye. Winkelman introduces the second section, "Popular Culture, Folklore, and Ethnomusicology," which contains articles by Browne, Tristram P. Coffin, Américo Paredes, Bruno Nettl, C. E. Nelson, and Winkelman.

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Ray Browne was born in Millport, Alabama, in 1922, and was educated at the University of Alabama, Columbia University, and the University of California at Los Angeles. As founder of the Popular Culture Association (1970) and of the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green University. Browne was an early advocate of applying serious study to popular culture. Roy B. Browne died on October 22, 2009.

Donald M. Winkelman was assistant professor of English and chairman of the folklore section at Bowling Green University. He edited Abstracts of Folklore Studies and wrote 50 articles, reviews, and papers.

Allen Hayman, formerly an associate professor of English at Purdue, was an editor of Accent and an advisory editor of Modern Fiction Studies. He also published articles in several quarterlies.

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