Associate Professor, Emerita
Department of English
Professor Christina von Nolcken studied in England at Oxford University, where she specialized in Medieval English language and literature. She came to the University of Chicago in 1979, regularly teaches courses on Old and Middle English language and literature, and is especially interested in Anglo-Scandinavian relations towards the end of the Anglo-Saxon period. Most of her writing has been on texts prepared by the followers of John Wyclif (d. 1384) as part of their program to bring education, and especially religious education, to the people. She particularly enjoys working with Fundamentals students on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
Professor von Nolcken will be out of residence in Rome for the 2016 Autumn Quarter.