Cameron Cross

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

Background

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.

Qualifications

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

MScR German Studies- Distinction

Undergraduate teaching

This year, Cameron is teaching on the second-year course 'Researching Disability in German Literature and Society'. His contribution to the course will focus on blindness in Grimms' Fairy Tales.

Research summary

Cameron's PhD focuses on the connection between the supernatural and the body in Old French and Middle High German literature. He is particularly interested in how female and disabled bodies are affected by supernaturally caused diseases. Other research interests include Disability in Grimms' Fairy Tales, the Old French and Middle High German Epic, and mental health analysis in French and German short stories, the portrayal of mythical creatures in the Bestiary, and demonology.