Prof. Dr. Margit Dahm

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Leibnizstraße 8, R. 411
Phone: +49 431 880-2621
Telefax: +49 431 880-7302

My main research field is German literature of the 12th to the 15th century. Thereby, I focus on the materiality and mediality of medieval manuscript culture, especially on the role of medieval scribes (DFG-project on subscriptions of medieval scribes in German vernacular manuscripts of the Middle Ages). Another main research topic is the investigation of urban topographies in narrative medieval texts (postdoctoral thesis). Here, I analyse written representations of cities in medieval epics, especially the depiction of urban space and architectures, and investigate their aesthetic impact and semantic contents.

Keywords: Urban topographies in medieval epics, materiality and mediality, medieval scribes

photo: studioline Kiel


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