Dr Christopher Liebtag Miller
Lecturer in German
Dr. Miller’s research interests lie in the languages, literatures, and cultures of the German-speaking lands during the European Middle Ages. His work focuses particularly on narrative and literary construction of elite identity, gender, and medieval economies of symbolic capital in vernacular epic. Additional areas of interest include the history of emotions, as well as practices of literary and cultural exchange between Jewish and Christian communities during the late-medieval period.
His current projects include the preparation of a monograph on the literary roles of women within the honour economy of the medieval warrior aristocracy and a volume of new editions and translations of the shorter works of Konrad von Würzburg.
Refereed Journal Articles
‘Broken and Remade: Honor, Emotion, and the sippe at Munleun in Wolfram’s Willehalm,’ Journal of English and Germanic Philology 117, no. 1 (January, 2018).
‘in di gasen gan: City, Court, and the Legitimation of Lordly Status in König Rother and Dukus Horant’ in Spatial Practices, Medieval/Modern, ed. Markus Stock and Nicola Vöhringer. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014.
Editions and Translations
Kuhn, Hugo. ‘On the Interpretation of Medieval Artistic Form’ in Spatial Practices, Medieval/Modern, ed. Markus Stock and Nicola Vöhringer. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014. [Previously published as “Zur Deutung der künstlerischen Form des Mittelalters,” Studium Generale 2 (1949): 111-21].
Irmgard Rüsenberg. Liebe und Leid, Kampf und Grimm. Gefühlswelten in der deutschen Literatur des Mittelalters (Köln: Böhlau, 2016), in Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 53, no. 4 (November, 2017).