Prof. Mark Allan Jackson's Prophet Singer an 'Outstanding Academic Title'

Prof. Mark Allan Jackson's Prophet Singer an 'Outstanding Academic Title'

January 20, 2008

Mark Jackson prophet singer.jpgJanuary 20, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Prophet Singer: The Voice and Vision of Woody Guthrie by Mark Allan Jackson, assistant professor of English at DePauw University, has been selected by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries magazine for its annual "Outstanding Academic Title" list. Dr. Jackson's work is among 646 books and electronic resources chosen by Choice's staff from among the 7,094 titles reviewed by the magazine in 2007. Jackson and the other honorees are listed in Choice's current issue.

"These outstanding works have been selected for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contribution to the field, and their value as important -- and often the first -- treatment of their subject," says Irving E. Rockwood, editor and publisher of the magazine. "Comprising just over 9% of the titles reviewed by Choice during the past year, and less than 3% of the more than 25,000 titles submitted to Choice during this same period, Outstanding Academic Titles are truly the 'best of the best.'"

Choice is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. More than 35,000 librarians, faculty, and key decision makers rely on the publicationMark Allan Jackson.jpg and its online resources for collection development and scholarly research. Visit the magazine online.

Prophet Singer was published by the University Press of Mississippi. Learn more about the book in this previous story

In 2006, Professor Jackson compiled Coal Digging Blues: Songs of West Virginia Miners for the West Virginia University Press Sound Archive series.