Susanne Riecker, M.A.

Research interests:


Curriculum Vitae:

Dec. 2015— Research assistant for SFB 833:

“The Construction of Meaning” / Project A2: “Interpretability in Context”


Doctoral student

Working title: “Reflections on Fictionality. The Aesthetics of King Henry V

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer, PD Dr. Angelika Zirker

2014—2015 Student research assistant for SFB 833: “The Construction of Meaning” /

Project A2: “Interpretability in Context”

2013—2015 Student assistant for Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer

Editorial assistant for Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate

2013—2015 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

M.A. English Literatures and Cultures

Master Thesis: “‘Take me, take a soldier; take a soldier, take a king.’ Character Conception and Characterisation in King Henry V.”

2013—2014 Peer mentor for the peer project “Annotating Literature”

2012—2013 Tutor for the PS1: Introduction to Literary Studies (fall/spring)

2011—2012 University of Nottingham

Visiting Student

2009—2013 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

B.A. English Studies (major), German Studies (minor)


Fall 2016 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

PS1 Introduction to Literary Studies

Spring 2016 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

PS2/LPS The Theatre in the Play. Text & Performance


July/Aug. 2017 Connotations Symposium: Self-Imposed Fetters. The Productivity of Formal

and Thematic Restrictions, Mülheim an der Ruhr

“’That we shall die we know’: Shakespeare’s Sources and Their Dramatic

Transformation in Julius Caesar” (with A. Zirker)

July 2017 Conference of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), Belfast

“Pragmatic Enrichment in Drama” (with S. Brockmann, I. Rapp, and J. Bozenhard)

April 2017 International Association of Literary Semantics Conference (IALS),

University of Huddersfield

"Mocking as Making in Shakespeare: Fictionality in Henry V"


"On the Meaning of Fictional Texts: The Relation between Text Worlds and the Actual World. A Formal Account" (with S. Brockmann)

Dec. 2016 Workshop Current Trends in Figurative Language Research, Eberhard

Karls Universität Tübingen

"Figurative Meaning in Poetry as a Source for Linguistic Analysis." (with S.


Nov. 2016 Workshop Linguistics Meets Literature IV - Implicatures Across Genres,

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

"Implicatures and their Effects in Drama." (with S. Brockmann and I. Rapp)

July/Aug. 2016 World Shakespeare Congress 2016, Stratford Upon-Avon/London

Seminar participation "Shakespeare, Collaboration, and Co-Creation."

(Paper: "Collaboration in the Theatre: The Knight of the Burning Pestle")

June 2016 Emily Dickinson International Society Triennial Conference, Cité

Internationale Universitaire Paris

"Emily Dickinson: The Poet as Linguist." (with S. Brockmann)


June 2016 Workshop Tiere wissen – Tiere erzählen, Eberhard Karls Universität


“Animal Metaphors in Early Modern Drama”


Feb. 2016 Linguistic Evidence 2016, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

“Poetry as a Data Source for the Interpretation of Bare Root

Infinitives.” (with S. Ottschofski, J. Bozenhard, I. Rapp, C. Fortmann,

M. Bauer, S. Beck, and A. Zirker)


“FictionalAssert and Implicatures.” (with S. Ottschofski, N. Bade, M. Bauer, S. Beck, and A. Zirker)

July 2015 Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) Conference, University of


“‘Apparent Flouting’ in Fictional Texts.” (with S. Ottschofski)



Brockmann, S. S. Riecker, N. Bade, M. Bauer, S. Beck, & A. Zirker. “FictionalAssert and Implicatures.” In Featherston, S., R. Hörnig, R. Steinberg, B. Umbreit, & J. Wallis (eds.(2017). Proceedings of Linguistic Evidence 2016. Empirical, Theoretical, and Computational Perspectives. University of Tübingen, online publication system, http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-19038