Thomas D. Hill

Professor of English and Medieval Studies
Graduate Faculty Member

Cornell University, Ph.D.
University of Illinois, M.A.
Harvard University, B.A.
Thomas D. Hill


Tom Hill was educated in private schools in Florida, received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1961, his M.A. from the University of Illinois in 1963, and his Ph.d. from Cornell University in 1967. He has taught at the University of Illinois and Cornell University and at NEH Summer Programs at Harvard University. He is a medievalist who works on Old and Middle English, Old French, Old Norse-Icelandic and Medieval Latin literature. Among his current interests are patristic and medieval Biblical exegesis, medieval folklore, and Old English and early Germanic legal texts.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Old and Middle English
  • Old French
  • Old Norse-Icelandic and Medieval Latin Literature
  • Patristic and medieval Biblical exegesis
  • Medieval folklore
  • Old English and early Germanic law and legal texts

Current Projects

  • Papers and monographs on Old English, Middle English, Old Norse-Icelandic, and Old French topics