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Philip Leverhulme Prize for Visiting Scholar at Freie Universität Berlin

Alexander von Humboldt Fellow Awarded Research Prize of 70,000 Pounds Sterling

№ 295/2009 from Oct 27, 2009

Bettina Bildhauer, a visiting scholar and Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies of Freie Universität Berlin, has been awarded a research prize of 70,000 pounds sterling by the British Philip Leverhulme Trust. This prize is presented to promising young scholars who have made a substantial research contribution in their field that has found recognition at an international level.

Bildhauer received the award in the category Modern European Languages and Literature for her scholarly work so far. The 36-year-old is a lecturer in literature and film studies at the University of St Andrews (Scotland). One of her main research priorities is medieval German literature in its cultural context and the present perception of it, for example, in motion pictures. Bildhauer is mainly interested in how blood and monsters are represented in medieval literature. She completed her Ph.D. thesis on "Blood in Thirteenth-Century German Literature" at the University of Cambridge.

At Freie Universität she is continuing her research on films about medieval Germany in order to conclude her book entitled A Medieval History of Film.

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Bettina Bildhauer, Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
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