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W. P. Ker

a.k.a. William Paton Kerr

Author Code: EWPK

Born: Aug. 30, 1855 - Glasgow, Scotland

Died: Jul. 17, 1923 - Macugnaga, Italy

Educated at Glasgow Academy, the University of Glasgow and Balliol College, Oxford, Ker was appointed to a fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford in 1879 and received his MA in 1881. Over the years he held a number of academic positions, including Chair of English at the University College of Wales i Cardiff, Quain Professor of English Language and Literature at University College London and Oxford professor of poetry from 1920 until his untimely death. He helped to establish the Department of Scandinavian Studies at UCL. Ker's work made him an authority on the history and development of poetic forms. Ker died while on a walking holiday in Italy. Glasgow University established a lectureship in his honour in 1938. His works include Epic and Romance (1897), The Dark Ages (1904), Sturla the Historian (1906), Tennyson (1909), Medieval English Literature (1912), Sir Walter Scott (1919), The Art of Poetry (1923) and Form and Style in Poetry (1928 Posthumous).

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EWPK001 Medieval English Literature 1912 69 427k eBook Download PDF - 'Medieval English Literature' (EWPK001)   Download ePub - 'Medieval English Literature' (EWPK001) Find a printed copy of Medieval English Literature by W. P. Ker at AbeBooks
EWPK002 Sir Walter Scott 1919 10 178k eBook Download PDF - 'Sir Walter Scott' (EWPK002)   Download ePub - 'Sir Walter Scott' (EWPK002) Find a printed copy of Sir Walter Scott by W. P. Ker at AbeBooks

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