Prof Seb Coxon

Prof Seb Coxon

Professor of Medieval German Literature


Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2000

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)..


University of Oxford
Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 1998
University of Oxford
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1998
Regent School of Languages
Other undergraduate qualification (including professional), RSA Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language | 1993
University of Oxford
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts | 1991