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Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Susanne Reichl

Research Interests

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


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

Selected Publications

  • 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.
  • Cultures in the Contact Zone: Ethnic Semiosis in Black British Literature. Trier: WVT, 2002.
  • With Mark Stein, ed. Cheeky Fictions. Laughter and the Postcolonial. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005.
  • With Gunther Kaltenböck and Dieter Kastovsky, eds. Anglistentag 2001 Vienna. Proceedings. Trier: WVT, 2002.
  •  "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.


  • Mag. Phil., Dr. Phil., Habilitation from the University of Vienna, Austria (1996/2001/2008)
  • associate professor since July 2011
  • full-time lecturer at the department of English and American Studies of the University of Vienna since 1997
  • 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)
  • Guest chair for English language teaching at the University of Münster (2008/2009)


Room: 3E-O2-19
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office hours in September:

Wednesday, Sept 20, 14.00-15.00

Wednesday, Sept 27, 14.00-15.00

office hours in the winter term:

either Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 15.00

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

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