Emer. o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Margarete Rubik

Room: 3E-O2-15
T: +43 1  4277-424-71


Office hours by appointment only.

Research Interests

  • Restoration and eighteenth century drama
  • modern drama
  • Victorian novel
  • cognitive poetics
  • imperial mentalities

Selected Publications

  • Early Women Dramatists. Women Playwrights in England 1550 - 1800. London: Macmillan 1998
  • Eighteenth-Century Women Playwrights. Vol. 1: Delarivier Manley and Eliza Haywood. Eds. Margarete Rubik and Eva Müller- Zettelmann. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2001.
  • Revisiting and Reinterpreting Aphra Behn. With an "Introduction: Revisiting and Reinterpreting Aphra." Eds Margarete Rubik, Jorge Figueroa-Dorrego und Bernard Dhuicq. Bilingua Editions, Paris: 2002
  • Theory Into Poetry. New Approaches to the Lyric. Ed. Eva Müller- Zettelmann and Margarete Rubik. Amsterdam: Rudopi, 2005.
  • A Breath of Fresh Eyre. Intertextual and Intermedial Reworkings of "Jane Eyre". Eds. Margarete Rubik and Elke Mettinger-Schartmann. Amsterdam: Rudopi 2007.
  • "Provocative and Unforgettable: Peter Carey’s short fiction – a cognitive approach." The Cognitive Turn. Papers in Cognitive Literary Studies. Ed. Michael Toolan and Hean Jacques Weber. EJES 9, No. 2 (2005): 169 – 184.
  • "Navigating through Fantasy Worlds: Cognition and the Intricacies of Reader Response in Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair." Cognition and Literary Interpretation. Ed. H. Veivo et al. Helsinki: University Press, 2005, 183-200.
  • Stories of Empire. Narrative Strategies for the Legitimation of an Imperial World Order. Trier: WVT, 2009.
  • Rive Gauche. Paris as a site of avant-garde art and cultural exchange in the 1920s. Eds. Elke Mettinger-Schartmann, Margarete Rubik and Jörg Türschmann. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010.
  • Staging Interculturality. Eds. Werner Huber, Margarete Rubik and Julia Novak. Contemporary Drama in English, vol. 17. Trier: WVT, 2010.
  • Aphra Behn and her Female Successors. Ed. Margarete Rubik. Berlin/Wien/Zürich: LIT-Verlag, 2011.
  • Aphra Behn. Ed. Margarete Rubik. Women's Writing (Special Issue) 19:2 (May 2012).
  • Ireland in Drama, Film and Popular Culture. Eds. Sandra Mayer, Julia Novak and Margarete Rubik. Trier: wvt, 2012.
  • "The Younger Brother." The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Aphra Behn. Vol IV: Plays 1682-1696. Ed Rachel Adcock, Kate Aughterson, Claire Bowditch, Elaine Hobby, Alan James Hogarth, Anita Pacheco and Margarete Rubik. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021, 705-875.

For a complete list of publications click here.


  • 2002-2004, 2007-2008: Deputy Head of the Department
  • 1999-2002, and 2004-2006: Head of the English Department of the University of Vienna
  • Since 1998 Chair for English Literature at the English Department of the University of Vienna
  • 1996 Guest Professor at the University of Brno (Czechia)
  • 1993 Guest Professor at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest (Hungary)
  • 1975-1998 Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the English Department of the University of Vienna