|Professor Gayle Wald
GW English is happy to announce that English and American Studies Professor Gayle Wald is one of the new editors for 33 1/3, a special book series about music and sound published by Bloomsbury Press. The particular series for which Professor Wald will be one of the editors publishes short books on albums from the middle of the twentieth century to the present, including artists such as the Ramones, Dusty Springfield, or Radiohead. Rolling Stone calls the series “Ideal for the rock geek who thinks liner notes just aren’t enough” and Bookslut says it is “One of the coolest publishing imprints on the planet.” You can read more about how readers are responding to 33 1/3, and watch a great video celebrating the 100 volumes that have been published so far, here.
Of course, we think Professor Wald is one of the coolest writers and teachers on the planet. She is well known for her work in popular music studies. She co-edits the Journal of Popular Music Studies and is, most recently, the author of It’s Been Beautiful: Soul! and Black Power Television. You can read more about It’s Been Beautiful here. Professor Wald’s previous book, a biography of rock-and-roll legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe, was the basis for a PBS/BBC documentary Godmother of Rock. It is now being reimagined as a musical.
Professor Wald is one of four new editors for the series; check out Bloomsbury’s full announcement here. Congratulations Professor Wald!