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Björn K. Buschbeck

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Mondays 8:00-9:00am, 260–311 (please send me a short message if you'd like to come to my office hours)

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Björn K. Buschbeck

Education

since 2015: Ph.D. candidate, German Studies, Stanford University
2015: Master of Arts (M.A.), German Literature, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
2014: Master of Studies (M.St. Oxon.), Modern Languages, Oxford University, Oriel College
2012: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), German Literature and Language and Political Science, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg

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Academic Interests:
My academic interests focus on the transmission and poetics of late medieval and early modern religious literature (esp. prayers, devotional texts, and revelation accounts), the so-called "German Mysticism," 14th - 16th c. monastic manuscript cultures, and the Middle High German heroic epic.
I am currently writing my dissertation on the textual history, poetics and 'reception aesthetics' of 15th and 16th c. vernacular allegorical devotions and prayers from southern German monastic contexts.
 
Publications:
Manuscript description of Freiburg, UB, Hs 1500,30, together with Ina Serif, 2013, online: http://dl.ub.uni-freiburg.de/sammlung7/werk/pdf/hs1500-30.pdf.
 
"Ein Held, der keiner mehr sein wollte. König Ortnits Tod und das Problem, eine Heldenerzählung zu beenden", in Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie 136.3 (2017), pp. 363-386.
 
 “Selbstgebrauch, Ermächtigung und Kontrollverlust in der Vita Elsbeths von Oye”, in: Punishment and Penitential Practices in Medieval German Writing, ed. by Sarah Bowden and Annette Volfing, Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer 2018 (King’s College London Medieval Studies), pp. 156–174.
 
Scholarships and Awards:
2009 - 2015: Scholarship student of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
2016: Alumni Award of the University of Freiburg Alumni Association (for M.A. thesis)
2018: The Europe Center (Stanford), Graduate research grant
 
Courses taught:
Autumn 2016/17:
GERLANG 1: First-Year German, First Quarter
Winter 2016/17:
GERLANG 2-02: First-Year German, Second Quarter
Spring 2016/17:
GERLANG 3: First-Year German, Third Quarter
Autumn 2017/18:
GERLANG 21: Second-Year German
Autumn 2018/19
GERMAN 131: What is German Literature?