Cynthia Turner Camp specializes in late medieval literature and medieval hagiography. Her research interests include topics as various as late medieval saints' lives; community identity construction, including local and national identities; the literature and culture of late medieval monasticism; medieval historiography and understandings of time; medieval literature after Chaucer; and manuscript studies and the early development of printing. Teaching interests also include women's literary culture and the devotional literature of the laity; she also teaches the Hargrett Hours Project courses. In 2012 she was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of London's Institute for English Studies. Her monograph, Anglo-Saxon Saints' Lives and the Writing of History in Late Medieval England (Boydell and Brewer 2015), examines the interplay of Middle English saints' lives and historical consciousness. She is also preparing an edition of the hagiography of Henry Bradshaw, an early sixteenth-century monk of Chester.
Within the department, she is the Media Outreach Coordinator and co-edits the newsletter, the Park Hall Monitor.
PhD, Medieval Studies (Middle English literature), Cornell University, 2008
MA, English Literature (Victorian poetry), University of Ottawa, 2002