The University of Illinois Press mourns the passing of John Miles Foley, who
died on May 3 at the age of 65. Our Press had the privilege of publishing his How
to Read an Oral Poem, a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2004, and we were
in the final stages of publishing his magnum opus, Oral Tradition and the Internet: Pathways of the Mind. Working with dedicated colleagues, he was able to complete the
copyediting phase shortly before he died.
A beloved teacher, he was also a passionate scholar whose work will endure.
A full obituary can be read at this site.