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Björn Buschbeck

M.St. Student
Björn Buschbeck

I am currently studying the M.St. course 'Modern Languages' at Oriel College focusing on the German late medieval monastic culture. I am especially interested in literary accounts of self usage, physical sensuality and body instrumentalization connected with medieval mysticism, and I plan to write my dissertation on this topic. Besides this, I am also intrigued by medieval and early modern illustrations of clerical texts and the 'rediscovery' of medieval mysticism in the 19th and early 20th century. Among the texts I occupy myself with are the writings of Heinrich Seuse, Elsbeth of Oye and Mechthild of  Magdeburg, Meister Eckhart's German sermons and different, less well known texts, particularly nun's lives (Schwesternbücher), prayer books and revelation accounts (Offenbarungsschriften).