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Mag. Susanne Zhanial, B.A.

Research Interests

  • Pirates
  • Gender Studies
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Romanticism, Gothic, Postmodernism


  • Monsters on the Margin – The Abject in Literature: A Study of The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula and She. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag, 2009. (M.A. thesis, University of Vienna, 2008).

Conference Papers

  • "Zwischen Tragik, Gewalt und Menschlichkeit: Shylock nach 1945 in Großbritannien". Conference "Shylock nach 1945. Inszenierungen und Diskurse um Shakespeares Kaufmann von Venedig". University of Vienna, March 2009.


  • since 10/2009: Lecturer, University of Vienna (Gender Studies and Literature)
  • 07/2010: B.A. Theatre, Film and Media Studies, University of Vienna
  • 12/2008 – 02/2009: Research assistant (Prof. Rubik)
  • 12/2008: PhD project: Pirates and Piracy in English Literature from the 17th century to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean in the 21st century
  • 2008: Mag.phil (M.A.) in English Studies, University of Vienna
  • 2006: participant in ERASMUS programme: University of Aberdeen, Scotland



Office hours: by appointment

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik /
Department of English
Universität Wien
Campus d. Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2-4/Hof 8.3
1090 Wien

T: +43-1-4277-424 01
F: +43-1-4277-9424
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