Burrow, John A., 1932-2017

by Thorlac Turville-Petre

08 Apr 2019
13 (pages 49-61)

John A. Burrow was Winterstoke Professor of English at the University of Bristol from 1976 until his retirement in 1998, and Dean of the Faculty of Arts from 1990 to 1993. He was the leading authority on medieval English literature of his generation, author of many books and essays, including A Reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1965), Ricardian Poetry (1971), The Ages of Man (1986), Langland’s Fictions (1993), Gestures and Looks in Medieval Narrative (2002) and editions of Thomas Hoccleve’s Complaint and Dialogue, (1999) and William Langland’s Piers Plowman: the B-Version Archetype (2018).


Posted to Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XVIII


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