Maximilian Johannes Benz

Maximilian Benz studied German and Latin Philology at Ludwigs-Maximilian-Universität München and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. After obtaining a master degree in 2009, he received a Ph D in ancient German literature from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2012. During his doctorate he was lecturer at the Institut für Klassische Philologie and the Institut für Deutsche Literatur at Humboldt-Universität and researcher in the Abteilung für Lateinische und Griechische Philologie at Ludwigs-Maximilian-Universität München. In 2012 he was appointed research assistant in the Deutsches Seminar at Universität Zürich and has carried out his research within the research project “NCCR Mediality” by Universität Zürich. Besides that he was coordinator of the SNF-Sinergia-project “Poetik und Ästhetik des Staunens” and guest lecturer in the Institut für deutsche und niederländische Philologie at Freie Universität Berlin. His research interests comprise travel literature and particularly travels to afterworld in antiqutiy and the middle ages, minnesong, ancient novels, chronicles, legendary stories, methods of philology and historical narratology.

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