John Ryan

From Tolkien Gateway

John Sprott Ryan (b. 1929, d. 3 July 2022)[1] was a New Zealand born Professor of Folklore and Heritage at the University of New England, USA.[2] He first joined the university in 1969 as an Associate Professor.[3] He had studied under J.R.R. Tolkien in his Masters work at the University of Oxford.[4]

In 1992 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the American Tolkien Society.

He lectured and had been published in many countries and was a visiting Professor in Folklore at the University of Sheffield in both 1995 and 1999. He also lead part of a Summer School for Tolkien Studies at the University of Otago in 2007 for Pacific Rim countries.

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  • Amon Hen 61
    • Smial
  • Amon Hen 65
    • Woses: Wild Men or 'Remnants of an Older Time'
  • Amon Hen 73
    • The Berghest as Possible Source for Tolkien's Goblins and Ring-wraiths
  • Amon Hen 76
    • Tolkien's Further Lexical Impact on the Oxford English Dictionary
  • Amon Hen 77
    • Lexical Impacts 2
  • Amon Hen 81
    • Textual Emendations in The Lord of the Rings
  • Mallorn 16
    • J.R.R. Tolkien: Lexicography and other early Linguistic Preferences
  • Mallorn 20
    • Before Puck - the Púkel-men and the pūca
  • Mallorn 23
    • Warg, Wearg, Earg and Werewolf
  • Mallorn 24
    • The Wild Hunt, Sir Orfeo and J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Mallorn 25
    • The Tolkien Formation: a Lively Example
  • SEVEN 7
    • Tolkien's Concept of Philology as Mythology
  • SEVEN 9
    • Mid-Century Perceptions of the Ancient Celtic Peoples of 'England'
  • SEVEN 19
    • J.R.R. Tolkien's Formal Lecturing and Teaching at the University of Oxford, 1929-1959

References

  1. "John Ryan Death Notice", [1] (accessed 4 November 2023)
  2. "Professor John Ryan", [2] (accessed 4 November 2023)
  3. "AustLit "John Ryan"", [3] (accessed 4 November 2023)
  4. "Illuminating the scholarly background to Tolkien’s storytelling", [4] (accessed 4 November 2023)