R. W. Chambers

(1874—1942) literary scholar

Related Overviews

William Paton Ker (1855—1923) literary scholar

A. E. Housman (1859—1936) poet and classical scholar


William Langland (c. 1330—1400) poet

See all related overviews in Oxford Index » »


'R. W. Chambers' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)


Quick Reference


was Quain professor at University College London (1922–41). The range of his scholarly interests extended from Old English to the Renaissance; his most celebrated works are Widsith (1912); Beowulf: an Introduction to the Study of the Poem (1921); On the Continuity of English Prose from Alfred to More (1932); Thomas More (1935); and Man's Unconquerable Mind (1939), a collection of essays of which the most striking are on Langland, More, and the philologists of UCL. He became president of the Philological Society in 1933.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

Reference entries