Linus Ubl

Departmental Lecturer

At Somerville, I teach all papers to first year students, covering both language and literature. For FHS, I teach translation from and into German as well as all medieval papers.

Coming from studying German and History very broadly, I am generally interested in any kind of intertwining between both disciplines, particularly in the Middle Ages. This includes historiography, the history of Christianity, cultural history as well as palaeography, but also reception studies and the question of how history is told in the present, i.e. books, movies and popular culture.

I am particularly interested in religious literature, for example legends and mystical texts. My DPhil project looked at the Upper German reception of the Liber specialis graitae by Mechthild of Hackeborn, a mystical text, which had been widely copied and circulated in the Late Middle Ages.

For further information, including a list of publications, see my faculty profile.

Publications

Monographs

Manifestation und Konstruktion von Frauenmystik. Prozessuales Schreiben in der oberdeutschen Überlieferung der Mechthild von Hackeborn, Oxford DPhil thesis 2019 (revising for publication).

m-Book Geschichte NRW — Vom Mittelalter bis in den Ersten Weltkrieg (together with Benjamin Heinz, Lukas Kneser, Florian Sochatzy, and Marcus Ventzke), Eichstätt 2014.

Editions

Doctor Martinus Luther Augustiners vnterricht auff etlich artickell (…), [Erfurt 1519; Hans Knappe the Elder]
Articles

Liber or Libri: The Latin transmission of Mechthild’s text, in: The Boke of Gostely Grace. The Middle English Translation and its European Vernacular Contexts, ed. by Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa and Anne Mouron, Liverpool 2021 (with the editors).

Johannes Platterberger/Dietrich Truchseß: Excerpta Chronicarum, in: Katalog der deutschsprachigen illustrierten Handschriften des Mittelalters (KdiH). Begonnen von Hella Frühmorgen-Voss und Norbert H. Ott, hg. von Ulrike Bodemann, Kristina Freienhagen-Baumgardt, Pia Rudolph, Peter Schmidt, Christine Stöllinger-Löser und Nicola Zotz. Bd. 1ff. München 1991ff. (8 pages; accepted).

Verschichten von Geschichte(n). Metachronikalisches Erzählen als Narrativierungsstrategie in den Excerpta Chronicarum, in: Geschichte erzählen. Strategien der Narrativierung von Vergangenheit in der deutschen Literatur des Mittelalters, ed. by Sarah Bowden, Manfred Eikelmann, Stephen Mossman and Michael Stolz, Tübingen 2020, pp. 283–297.

Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 367. Von Kupferstichen und Einbänden — Die Excerpta Chronicarum, in: Oxford German Studies 46 (2017), pp. 241-247.

Die politische Mission Deocars. Ein Beispiel für die fränkische Durchdringung des frühmittelalterlichen Bayern, in: Zeitreisen. Geschichten von heute, gestern und davor aus Herrieden, Aurach und Umgebung, vol. 21 (2015), pp. 10-20.

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