Short CV/Education and training

  • 1998
    Abitur (A-levels) in Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 2003
    Magister Artium degree (MA) in German philology, art history and English philology, University of Cologne, Germany

  • 2006
    Doctorate at the University of Cologne (Dialogue between media. The 'Große Bilderhandschrift' (illuminated manuscript) of Willehalm by Wolfram von Eschenbach and its contexts)

  • 2007
    Research associate on the sub-project A2 (Middle Ages and the Early Modern period as the 'Culture of visibility'? Picture cycles in vernacular manuscripts and printed books), part of Collaborative Research Centre/Cultural Studies Research Centre (SFB/FK) 427 (Media and cultural communication) at the University of Cologne

  • 2008
    Appointed assistant professor of mediaeval German literature and language at the University of Freiburg, Germany; leave of absence until April 2009 for a Graduate Internship in the Manuscript Conservation department at the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, USA)

  • 2012
    Positive interim evaluation, leave of absence from October 2012 until July 2013 for a research stay in Oxford, UK (financed by a Feodor Lynen Fellowship for experienced academics from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

  • 2014
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at the University of Freiburg; venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in older German language and literature (Habilitation thesis "Jesus and the law of the land. The reference to reality in the Bible“)

Selected publications

  • Medialer Dialog. Die 'Große Bilderhandschrift' des Willehalm Wolframs von Eschenbach und ihre Kontexte, Tübingen, Basel 2008 (Bibliotheca Germanica 52).

  • with mit Nick Humphrey: A painted casket in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in: Antiquaries Journal 90 (2010), pp. 235-260.

  • Eine blühende Nachkommenschaft und ein Hürden-nehmender Steuerberater: Zur medialen Struktur und Funktion von Wortillustrationen, in: Archiv für Kulturgeschichte 92 (2010), pp. 1-45.

  • Das Nibelungenlied als 'moderner Roman'? Die Wigand'sche Prachtausgabe (1840/41) und ihre Rezeption, in: DVjs 84 (2010), pp. 409-447.

  • Zeugen der Anklage? Konzepte von Zeugenschaft in mittelhochdeutschen Dichtungen über den Prozess Jesu, in: Zeugnis und Zeugenschaft. Perspektiven aus der Vormoderne, ed. by Wolfram Drews und Heike Schlie, München 2011 (Trajekte), pp. 53-75.

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