DR. AMELIE BENDHEIM is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for German Language, Literature and for Interculturality at the University of Luxembourg. Her research focuses on (historical) narratology and poetics, the courtly epic of the Middle Ages, medieval studies in secondary schools, intercultural medieval studies, and German Literature under the Luxembourg dynasty.
In 2016 she received her PhD (with highest possible distinction) with a media-historical work on narrative beginnings in medieval literature (published 2017 as: Wechselrahmen. Medienhistorische Fallstudien zum Romananfang des 13. Jahrhunderts). Her PhD thesis was written in the course of a binational cooperation between the University of Luxembourg (UL) (Prof. Heinz Sieburg) and the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (JGU) (Prof. Uta Störmer-Caysa).
Before starting her PhD Amelie Bendheim studied Roman and German Language and Literature and Educational Research at the Universities of Mainz and Dijon (Bourgogne). Right after her State Exam she worked as lecturer at the JGU and as research assistant in the Institute for German Language, Literature and for Interculturality at the UL.
Besides her teaching activity in the bachelor and master-programs of the UL (Bachelor in European Cultures (Bachelor en Cultures Européennes, BCE) and Master in Secondary Education (Master en Enseignement Secondaire)), Amelie Bendheim was part of the UL-team for the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Talc_me: Textual and Literary Cultures in Medieval Europe (duration: 2014-2017, (https://www.talcme.uni-mainz.de/das-projekt/).
Amelie Bendheim is Erasmus coordinator in the BCE-program and manages the online learning platform Moodle and the website of the Institute for German Language, Literature and for Interculturality of the UL. She is affiliated member of the International Association for German Studies (IVG), the Forum Junge Kulturwissenschaften (JGU), the Mediävistenverband and the Deutscher Germanistenverband (DGV).