Cameron Cross (MA (Hons), MScR, MCIArb)

Thesis title: Corpora Arcana: Investigating the Supernatural-Body Paradigm in Selected Old French and Middle High German Literature


Having completed his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Edinburgh, Cameron is now continuing his research in French and German medieval literature. His research interests lie in the fields of Disability Studies, Supernatural Studies and the Medical Humanities.


Academic Qualifications

MA (Hons) French and German- First Class with Distinction in Spoken French and German (Edinburgh)

MScR German Studies- Distinction (Edinburgh)


Professional Qualifications:

Certified Civil and Commercial Mediator- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CiArb)



Undergraduate teaching

Cameron has taught on the following courses:


  • German 1B Literature
  • German 2 Translation and Text Production
  • French 2 Literature
  • Researching Disability in German Literature and Culture


  • French Language Paper 2 (French to English translation- Senior Honours)

Research summary

Cameron's PhD focuses on the supernatural dehumanisation of characters in Old French and Middle High German literature. He is particularly interested in how female and disabled bodies are affected by supernaturally-induced diseases, such as God-given leprosy. Other research interests include Disability in Grimms' Fairy Tales, the Old French and Middle High German Epic, mental health analysis in French and German short stories, the portrayal of mythical creatures in the Bestiary, and demonology.

Past research interests

Cameron's MScR dissertation focussed on establishing leprosy as a disability in the medieval German tale "Der arme Heinrich". He has also written on supernatural curses and melancholy in Goethe's fairytale "Das Märchen". His more contemporary research has focussed on language policy and the Académie Française.

Knowledge exchange

Cameron is a committee member of the Early Modern Network, which promotes a range of ideas and themes from the Early modern period.