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Dr Seb Coxon
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Departmemt of German, UCL
17 Gordon Square
London
WC1E 6BT
Tel: 020 7679 3097
Appointment
  • Reader in German
  • SELCS
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Research Summary

His principal research interests are (1) characterization in medieval narrative (hair, beards and baldness); (2) short comic narratives of the later Middle Ages; (3) laughter, jest and ridicule in courtly and urban culture; (4) medieval drama; (5) Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival. He is currently working on: a monograph concerning charcterization in medieval narrative (hair, beards and baldness); a complete translation of 13C and 14C 'Mären' (as part of Cologne/ Tübingen 'Versnovellistik' project); and a bilingual edition of Heinrich Bebel's Libri facetiarum (1508; 1512)

Teaching Summary

Teaches courses on medieval and premodern literature (on topics ranging from love songs
and Arthurian romance to heroic epic and bawdy short stories), modern German literature and translation (from German)..

Academic Background
1998 DPhil Doctor of Philosophy – German Literature and Medieval/Ancient History University of Oxford
1998 MA Master of Arts – German Language University of Oxford
1993 RSACTEFL RSA Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language – Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Regent School of Languages
1991 BA Bachelor of Arts – German Language University of Oxford
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