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Joachim Theisen is Assistant Professor for the History of German Language and Literature. He studied theology, German philolophy and art history at the University of Tübingen (1977-1984), wrote a doctoral dissertation on the German mystic Meister Eckhart (1987), and a habilitation on the humanist German translation of Boccaccios „Decameron“ (1994). Subsequent to positions as DAAD lecturer at the University of Athens (1987-1993), and Associate Professor (1995-2001) and Adjunct Professor (2001-2011) at the University of Tübingen, he joined the faculty at the Department of German Language and Literature at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2011). Since 2010, he has also been teaching at the Open University Patras, whose MA-Program he has been managing since 2016. From 2008 until 2018, Joachim Theisen contributed to the development of the German Language Certificate issued by the Greek State.
His research interests include Medievial German literature (prose), literature of the humanist periode, the history of German language and literature, Germany mysticism, contrastive linguistics and the linguistics of writing.

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