Dr. Christopher Cain

Professor and Chair


Contact Info

LA 4210J


Ph.D., Indiana University

Areas of Expertise

Old English Language and Literature
Medieval Latin Literary Culture and History
Medieval Scandinavia


Prof. Cain's research interests are English language history and linguistics, modern and ancient languages, Old English language and literature, medieval Latin, and medieval manuscripts. He has published on Old English and Anglo-Latin in Studies in Philology, JEGP, Review of English Studies, Philological Quarterly, and others. He is the co-author (with R.D. Fulk) of A History of Old English Literature (2nd ed., 2013) and co-editor (with Geoffrey Russom) of Managing Chaos: Strategies for Identifying Change in English (Studies in the History of the English Language III, 2007). He is a former contributor to The Year’s Work in Old English Studies.