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Title: Review of Douglas Gray, 'Simple Forms: Essays on Mediaeval English Popular Literature' (Oxford: University Press, 2015). Pp. ix, 267, with about 10 blanks end papers, for notes, references, etc., to be added, if so desired.
Contributor(s): Ryan, John S  (author)
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstract: This quietly but elegantly presented and apparently gently argued but clearly deeply reflective survey of the English and England-linked culture, story and better known books, is a work which appeals enormously to the present reviewer, and, indeed, it should also do so to most with an interest in (comparative) folklore on many grounds. For it was written by a man, born in Melbourne, and first trained at the feet of Professor Ian Gordon, in the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. He had then been a student at Merton College in Oxford in the time of J.R.R. Tolkien, and long taught at Pembroke College there, before being appointed, also in Oxford, to the Foundation post of the Tolkien Professor of English Language and Literature, as located in Lady Margaret Hall. Shortly before the book was released, he had retired on age.
Publication Type: Review
Source of Publication: Australian Folklore (30), p. 239-240
Publisher: Australian Folklore Association
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 0819-0852
Field of Research (FOR): 200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
200204 Cultural Theory
200211 Postcolonial Studies
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 950199 Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified
950103 Recreation
950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
HERDC Category Description: D3 Review of Single Work
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