Susanne Riecker, M.A.

Research interests:

  • Early Modern theatre and drama
  • Collaboration on and in drama
  • Dramatic text and performance
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Contemporary poetry
  • Literary linguistics, with a focus on the semantics-pragmatics interface


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,


Collaborative Research Center 833
University of Tübingen
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72074 Tübingen

Phone: +49 7071 29-77434
Mail: susanne.riecker


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