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John Earl Varey 1922–1999

Alan Deyermond and Melveena McKendrick

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780197262788
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754210 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0020

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

John Earl Varey 1922–1999

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John Varey was one of the greatest of twentieth-century hispanists, specialising in the history of Spanish theatre. His undergraduate studies were interrupted by service as a naviagator in Bomber Command. Varey founded the Department of Spanish at Westfield College, University of London, and in 1984 was appointed Principal of the college. He also founded Tamesis, a publishing house dedicated to hispanic studies, in 1963, and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1985. Varey managed a prodigious output of scholarly work despite a heavy workload of university administration. Obituary by Alan Deyermond FBA and Melveena McKendrick FBA.

Keywords: John Varey; FBA; obituary; British Academy; hispanic studies; Spanish theatre history; Westfield College; Tamesis; Alan Deyermond; Melveena McKendrick

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Subjects: Methods and Historiography

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