Michael Lofaro

Professor of English

Phone: 865-974-4928
E-mail: lofaro@utk.edu

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Michael A. Lofaro is an expert on James Agee, Daniel Boone, and Davy Crockett. His work has landed him on the Today Show, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, the History Channel, and A&E. Lofaro's book, Daniel Boone: An American Life, is his third volume on the frontier hero. He also published Davy Crockett's Riproarious Shemales and Sentimental Sisters: Women's Tall Tales from the Crockett Almanacs (1835-1856) in 2001. Lofaro is restoring James Agee's original intended text of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Death in the Family. Topics of expertise: James Agee, Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, American literature, and Southern American literature