Supervision of BA-/MA-theses

 

On this page you can see who in our department specialises in which areas of research. This list is supposed to help you find suitable supervisors for your BA-/MA-theses. Of course it is also possible to choose a professor as supervisor. It is split into different research fields, but interdisciplinary theses are of course possible.

 

Applied Linguistics

Dr. phil. Julia Dinn
Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Teaching
Media-Based Language Learning
Portfolio

 

Cognitive Literary Studies

Judith Eckenhoff, M.A.
Victorian literature and culture
Film and media studies
Gothic and speculative fiction
Ecocritical approaches to literature
Post-Apocalyptic and dystopian narratives
Cultural Studies

 

Linguistics

Dr. Jessica di Napoli
Phonetics and Phonology
Discourse and Turn-taking

Dr. Jennifer Fest
Language in Media / Newspaper Language
Variational Linguistics
Register Analysis
Methodologies in Linguistics
Language of Sports

Jonas Freiwald
Corpus Linguistics
(Corpus-based) Translation Studies
Contrastive Linguistics
Systemic-Functional Linguistics / Grammar

Dr. Thomas Griffig
Sociolinguistics
Regional and national varieties of English
Pragmatics
Translation Studies
Contrastive Linguistics
Textlinguistics
Cultural Studies
Irish Studies

Arndt Heilmann, M.A.
Eye-Tracking
Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Linguistics
Translation Process Studies
Theses within the project TRICKLET

Dr. Nicole Hützen
Psycholinguistics
Text Linguistics
Cognitive Linguistics (incl. Corpus Linguistics, Register Analysis, Language Acquisition, Discourse Analysis)

PD Dr. Elma Kerz
Second Language Acquisition/Learning
Second Language Processing
Language Assessment
Implicit and explicit Language Learning
Child Language Development
Language Variation

Dr. Timo Lothmann
Applications of metaphor theory in creative writing (incl. poetry) Cognitive approaches to the analysis of historical English texts Blending theory
Eye-tracking and text processing
Fictional worlds

Dr. Rebekah Wegener
Multimodal Analyses (Process-based and experimental studies)
Context and Register
Natural Language Processing
Discourse Analysis
Stylistics (Literature and Linguistics)

 

Literary Studies

Dipl.-Gyml. Caroline Kutsch
Dystopian literature
Feminist approaches to literature
Cognitive approaches to literature
Empirical approaches to literature
Poetry

Dr. phil. Aljoscha Merk
Literary and cultural theory, for example identity construction, cultural models, and unreliable narration
Shakespeare
Gothic literature
Utopian and dystopian literature
Contemporary British novels

Kai Qing Tan, M.A.
Eighteenth-century literature
Modernist literature
Contemporary British fiction and city novels
Urban Studies/Sociology and psychogeography
Literary Theory, including Marxist Theory, Foucauldian Theory of Power, and Postcolonial Theory

PD Dr. Sven Strasen
Theoretical Foci:
Cognitive Literary Theory Empirical Approaches to Literature
Reader-response Theory
(Cognitive) Narratology
Narrative and Identity

Genres:
Historiographic Metafiction
Theatre of the Absurd
War Poetry
Metaphysical Poetry
Sonnets

Periods and Authors:
Renaissance Poetry and Drama, including Shakespeare and Metaphysical Poetry
British Romantic Poetry
19th Century American Novels
British and Irish 20th Century Poetry and Drama
British and Irish late 20th and early 21st Century Novels

Cultural Contexts:
(Northern) Irish History and Culture as Background to Irish Literature

Dipl.-Gyml. Julia Vaeßen
Cognitive approaches to literature, particularly reception theory
Narratology, especially the study of literary characters, unreliable narration
Literary identity construction
Historiographic metafiction
Contemporary British literature