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Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Susanne Reichl

Professor of Contemporary English Literature

Research Interests

  • contemporary British literature and culture
  • children's and young adult literature
  • cognitive approaches to literature
  • tales of time travel
  • Black and Asian British literature
  • teaching literature at university and school


  • contemporary British literature
  • children's and young adult literature
  • teaching methodology (literature, culture, reading)

Selected Publications

  • "Turning Brian Selznick’s Pages: A Multimodal Celebration of the Verbal and the Visual." Fractures and Disruptions in Children's Literature. Ed. Ana Margarida Ramos, Sandie Mourao and Maria Teresa Cortez. Cambridge Scholars, 2017. 262-275.
  • "Only Time Will Well: The poetics and politics of Martin Amis's Time's Arrow and Jeanette Winterson's The Stone Gods." Die Macht des Erzählens. Ed. Winfried Eckel and Anja Müller-Wood. Gardez! Verlag, 2017.
  • "Reading race in British young adult fiction: Malorie Blackman and Benjamin Zephaniah." Jugendliteratur im Kontext von Jugendkultur. Ed. Heidi Lexe et al. Wien: Praesens Verlag, 2016. 210-224.
  • "Articulating Cultural Meanings: The Example of the Golliwog(g)." Cases of Intervention. The Great Variety of British Cultural Studies. Ed. Marie Hologa et al. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2013. 165-181.
  • With Julia Hüttner, Barbara Mehlmauer-Larcher and Barbara Schiftner, eds. Theory and Practice in Teacher Education. Bridging the Gap. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2012.
  • Cognitive Principles, Critical Practice: Reading Literature at University. Göttingen: Vienna University Press, 2009.
  • "Reading the Aesthetics as Politics in Postcolonial Literature". Anglistentag 2006 Halle. Proceedings. Ed. Sabine Volk-Birke. Trier: WVT, 2007.
  • "Hanif Kureishi, The Buddha of Suburbia. Performing Identity in Postcolonial London" A Short History of the Postcolonial Book in 12½ Chapters. Ed. Tobias Döring. Trier: WVT, 2007. 139-154.
  • "Cool Britannia: Versions of Contemporary Britishness". Cultural Studies in the EFL Classroom. Eds. Laurenz Volkmann and Werner Delanoy. Heidelberg: Winter, 2006. 37-47.
  • With Mark Stein, ed. Cheeky Fictions. Laughter and the Postcolonial. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005.
  • Cultures in the Contact Zone: Ethnic Semiosis in Black British Literature. Trier: WVT, 2002.


  • Mag. Phil., Dr. Phil., Habilitation from the University of Vienna, Austria (1996/2001/2008)
  • full professor since October 2017; associate professor since July 2011
  • full-time lecturer at the department of English and American Studies of the University of Vienna since 1997
  • Guest chair for English language teaching at the University of Münster (2008/2009)
  • recipient of an Erwin-Schrödinger international scholarship by the FWF (Austrian research fund) for 2 years, spent in Frankfurt and London (2005/2006)
  • recipient of the Figdor-prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences for literary studies (2005)


Room: 3E-O2-19
T: +43 1  4277-424-62


office hours in the winter term:

either Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 15.00

Tue, Nov 14

Wed, Nov 22

Tue, Nov 28

sorry, no office hours in week 49!

Wed, Dec 13

Mon, Dec 18, 14:00

Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Tue, Jan 16

Tue, Jan 23

Wed, Jan 31




Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik /
Department of English
Universität Wien
Campus d. Universität Wien
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1090 Wien

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