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John Miles Foley Is a scholar of comparative oral tradition, medieval and Old English Literature (particularly Beowulf), Ancient Greek (especially Homer) and Serbian epic. He is the founder of the academic journal Oral Tradition and the Center for Studies in Oral Tradition at the University of Missouri, where he is Curators' Professor of Classical Studies and English and W. H. Byler Endowed Chair in the Humanities. Visiting Scholars | Textual Studies Program - University of Washington Foley is generally regarded as the world’s foremost authority on the subject of comparative oral traditions UVic Events Calendar - day view
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In addition to providing the infrastructure for the comparatively new academic discipline of oral tradition by means of organizing conferences, producing the first bibliography, history and methodological guide and classroom textbook on the subject, his principal contributions have been the study of oral traditional performance in the field, and the application of those observations both to ancient texts and to the emerging secondary orality of the Internet.
He teaches in the departments of Classical Studies (of which he was chair from 1996—1999), including both literature and language, English ( Anglo-Saxon language and Beowulf) , and German and Russian Studies (Slavic languages and literature).  Additionally, he has been an adjunct professor of Anthropology since 1992.
Foley is also founding Director of the Center for eResearch, which fosters cross-disciplinary internet-related research, . He has written or edited twenty books, and authored upwards of 160 scholarly articles.Current Reviews for Academic Libraries did a retrospective of his work in 2001 Additionally, he edits two series of books (Lord Studies in Oral Tradition, at Garland, and Voices in Performance and Text, at the University of Illinois Press)