Cristina Maria Cervone

Associate Professor, Director of English Honors Program

Patterson 411
Office Hours
Monday 3:45-5:00, Wednesday 11:15-12:30, and by appointment


Ph.D., 2004, University of Virginia

Academic Summary

Dr. Cervone teaches medieval English literature and medieval studies, covering Anglo-Saxon through late medieval England (8th through early 15th centuries). Her areas of specialty include Chaucer, Langland, alliterative poetry, Ricardian England, poetic form and poetics, metaphor, allegory, cognitive linguistics, history of the English language, textual criticism, material culture and the visual arts, and theology. Some current projects include a book on metaphor, the vernacular, and poetics, and a collaborative book examining the nature of Middle English lyric.

Select Publications


Articles and Book Chapters

  • "A. C. Spearing's Work and Influence," with D. Vance Smith, in Readings in Medieval Textuality.
  • "'I' and 'We' in Chaucer's Complaint unto Pity," in Readings in Medieval Textuality.
  • "Announcing a Literary Find Apparently Related to the Gawain-poet," in Readings in Medieval Textuality.
  • "(Im)materiality and Chaucer's Temple of Mars," English Language Notes 53.2 (2015): 103–17.
  • "Julian of Norwich and John Capgrave: 'foule black dede hame'/'hame of blyndnes',"Journal of English and Germanic Philology 114 (2015): 88–96.
  • "John de Cobham and Cooling Castle's Charter Poem," Speculum 83 (2008): 884–916.
  • "Langland and the Truelove Tradition," Yearbook of Langland Studies 22 (2008): 27–55.
  • "Christ the Falcon," Notes and Queries 253.3 (2008): 277–82.
  • "The 'Soule' Crux in Julian of Norwich's Revelation of Love," Review of English Studies 55 (2004): 151-56.

Select Fellowships

  • Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University, 2016–17.
  • Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, 2011–12.
  • Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, 2007–8.
  • Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2002–3.