CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Charles K. Wolfe American Music Series

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Ted Olson
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Announcing a New Book Series

Charles K. Wolfe American Music Series, to be published by the University
of Tennessee Press

Ted Olson, Series Editor

Until his recent death, Charles K. Wolfe (1943-­2006) was at the forefront
of a generation of scholars who helped transform the study of American
popular and folk music into an academic discipline. The author or editor
of over twenty books, ranging from a biography of Leadbelly and several
volumes on gospel, folk, and bluegrass music, to monographs on the Grand
Ole Opry and the Bristol Sessions, Wolfe employed a broadly
interdisciplinary approach that incorporated folklore, popular culture,
deep reading in history, sociology, anthropology, and the craft of
collecting oral material. Wolfe’s work in a variety of genres of American
vernacular music made him one of a handful of leaders in a field that has
emphasized the centrality of vernacular music to the nation's cultural

This prospective book series will serve as a way of commemorating Wolfe’s
work and building upon it. The press and the series editor invite book
proposals that constitute cutting-edge scholarship as well as more
popular works that reflect Wolfe’s range of interests but also expand
beyond them.

Please send book proposals to be considered for the Charles K. Wolfe
American Music Series to Ted Olson, East Tennessee State University, Box
70400, Johnson City, TN 37614; email: and ; phone: 423-439-4379.

For more information about the University of Tennessee Press, see or contact Scot Danforth, Director, University of
Tennessee Press, 110 Conference Center Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-
4108; phone: 865-974-3321; fax: 865-974-3724.

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