David Atkinson

David Atkinson is the author of The Ballad and its Pasts: Literary Histories and the Play of Memory (D. S. Brewer, 2018), The Anglo-Scottish Ballad and its Imaginary Contexts (Open Book Publishers, 2014) and The English Traditional Ballad: Theory, Method, and Practice (Ashgate, 2002); co-editor of and contributor to Street Literature of the Long Nineteenth century: Producers, Selelrs, Consumers (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017) Street Ballads in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and North America: The Interface between Print and Oral Traditions (Ashgate, 2014) and Folk Song: Tradition, Revival, and Re-Creation (Elphinstone Institute, 2004). He is the editor of Folk Music Journal. He is an independent researcher, an Honorary Research Fellow of the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, and Executive Secretary of the Kommission für Volksdichtung (International Ballad Commission).