Marion Turner appointed to the J.R.R. Tolkien Professorship of English Literature and Language at the University of Oxford
Congratulations to Professor Marion Turner, author of the forthcoming THE WIFE OF BATH (Princeton University Press), who has been appointed to the J. R. R. Tolkien Professorship of English Literature and Language in the Faculty of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford.
The announcement was made on the 6 October 2022 and the Professorship was effective from the 17 October 2022. Turner is now a fellow of Lady Margaret Hall.
The Tolkien Professorship was named in memory of one of the most distinguished specialists in medieval literature in the Faculty of English, who was also widely regarded as a novelist. The post is dedicated to the study of English and related literatures 1066-1550. It is endowed by two private bequests, including one by John and Jeanne Griffiths, who also endowed the Jeremy Griffiths Professorship of Medieval English Palaeography. The previous holders of the Tolkien Professorship were Professors Douglas Gray, Paul Strohm and Vincent Gillespie.
Read the press release here.
Turner’s new book, THE WIFE OF BATH: A Biography, will be published by Princeton University Press in January 2023.