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Prof Seb Coxon
Departmemt of German, UCL
17 Gordon Square
Tel: 020 7679 3097
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  • Professor of Medieval German Literature
  • 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   Doctor of Philosophy University of Oxford
1998   Master of Arts University of Oxford
1993   RSA Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language Regent School of Languages
1991   Bachelor of Arts University of Oxford
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