R. K. Gordon
Robert Kay Gordon (1887–1973) was an English scholar of medieval and early modern English literature and administrator at the University of Alberta in Canada.
In 1913, having graduated from the Universities of University of Toronto and Oxford, Gordon became administrator at the University of Alberta. In 1936 he was appointed as head of the Department of English and became a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada the same year. Between 1943 and 1945, he was elected Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science. He retired from the university in 1950. His colleagues included F. M. Salter, E. Sonet and D. E. Cameron.
- 1918 (ed. with E. K. Broadus). English Prose from Bacon to Hardy. London. Anthology, available from the Internet Archive
- 1920. John Galt. Toronto. Available from the Internet Archive
- 1922. The Song of Beowulf. Translation into English prose. New York.
- 1925. Scott's "Tales of a Grandfather". New York: Dutton.
- 1926. Anglo-Saxon Poetry. London and New York. Translations of selected Old English poems. Gordon's translation of The Seafarer available online.
- 1964 (ed.). The Story of Troilus: as told by Benoît de Sainte-Maure, Giovanni Boccaccio, Geoffrey Chaucer, Robert Henryson. New York: Dutton. Versions of the Troilus legend by Benoît de Sainte-Maure, Giovanni Boccaccio, Geoffrey Chaucer and Robert Henryson.