Barden, Thomas E(arl)

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BARDEN, Thomas E(arl)

BARDEN, Thomas E(arl). American, b. 1946. Genres: Mythology/Folklore. Career: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, acting assistant professor of English, 1975-76; University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, assistant professor, 1976-80, associate professor, 1980-90, professor of English, 1990-, director of program in American studies, 1991-96, director of graduate studies in English, 1996-99, associate dean for the Humanities College of Arts and Sciences, 1999-; University of Swansea, Wales, Senior Fulbright Lecturer, 1993-94. Ohio Foundation on the Arts, member of board of trustees, 1978-80; Ohio Arts Council, member of traditional and ethnic arts advisory panel, 1978-82; Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, member of general arts advisory panel, 1987-89. Executive producer of the record albums It's a Mighty Pretty Waltz: The Music of Bernard Johnson, Ocooch Mountain Records, 1983; and Two Aces and a Jack: Hot as You Got, Blue Suit Records, 1987. Publications: (coauthor) An Annotated Listing of the Virginia WPA Folklore, Norwood, 1979; (coauthor) Weevils in the Wheat: Interviews with Virginia Ex-Slaves, 1980; The Travels of Peter Woodhouse: Memoir of an American Pioneer, 1981; Virginia Folk Legends, 1991; (coauthor) Hungarian-American, 2000. Address: College of Arts and Sciences, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]