I am a German DPhil Student at Lincoln College, Oxford. In my DPhil dissertation, supervised by Prof Henrike Lähnemann, I study the poetics of medieval Northern German prayer books (written and used in female convents around 1500) by looking at the stylistic means of personifications of time. My project is placed at a fascinating intersection of poetics, theology and female devotion, shining light on a so far understudied corpus of late medieval manuscripts. My DPhil project is generously co-funded by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP, the Clarendon Fund and Lincoln College, Oxford.
Prior to starting my DPhil, I completed a Bachelor degree (BA) in German Studies and Comparative Literature Studies as well as a Master degree (MA) in German Literature at the University of Tübingen (Germany), where I also worked as a student research assistant for Prof Sandra Linden. Additionally, I graduated from the MSt in Modern Languages at Brasenose College, Oxford in 2021 with Distinction.