Nicole Clifton

Nicole Clifton

Associate Professor
Medieval Literature and Language

Office: RH 331
Email: nclifton@niu.edu

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Cornell University; 1993
  • M.A. Cornell University; 1991
  • B.A. University of California, Berkeley; 1986

Professional Interests

  • Medieval Romance
  • Middle English Language and Literature
  • Arthurian Literature
  • Textual and Bibliographic Studies
  • The Auchinleck Manuscript
  • Children’s Literature and Education in the Middle Ages

Selected Publications

  • “Teaching Guide for ‘Teaching and Studying The Middle English Romance: New Directions, Affiliations, and Pleasures of the Text.’” Literature Compass (online resource sponsored by Blackwell Publishing) November 2007.
  • “Teaching the Electronic Manuscript.” Online supplementary essay to Teaching Bibliography, Textual Criticism, and Book History. Ed. Ann Hawkins. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2006.
  • “The Seven Sages of Rome, Children’s Literature, and the Auchinleck Manuscript.” Childhood in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: The Results of a Paradigm Shift in the History of Mentality. Ed. Albrecht Classen. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2005. 185-201.
  • Of Arthour and Merlin as Medieval Children’s Literature.” Arthuriana 13 (2003): 9-22.

Contact us

Northern Illinois University
Department of English
Reavis Hall, Room 215
DeKalb, IL 60115

815-753-0611
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