Deborah De Muijnck

M. A.

Research and Teaching Assistant

Deborah de Muijnck
Lehrstuhl für Anglistische Literaturwissenschaft


room 212

Kārmānstrasse 17/19

52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 93854
Fax: +49 241 80 92656

Office Hours during winter term 2019/2020:

Thursdays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am


SS 2019: Practical Introduction to Literary Studies
WS 2019/2020: Dickens and the Victorian Era
WS 2019/2020: Applications of Periods of English and American Literature

Research Interests:

Cognitive Narratology
Narrative Identity
Trauma and Identity (Re-)Construction
British Contemporary Literature
Empirical Literary Studies
Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture

Dissertation Project:

"Post-Conflict Narratives: (Re-)Constructing Narrative Identity after War-Experience"
Supervisors: apl. Prof. Dr. phil. Sven-Knut Strasen (RWTH Aachen), Prof. Dr. phil. Ralf Schneider (RWTH Aachen)


07/2019: Potentially Stable Narrative Self - Creating a Model for Literary Analyses, Summerschool in Narrative Studies, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark
04/2019: Narrative Identity (Re-)Construction and Trauma Communication, English Colloquium, RWTH Aachen University.
04/2018: Post-conflict Narratives: An Experimental Outlook on Interdisciplinary Research, English Colloquium, RWTH Aachen.
02/2017: The Impact of War-Experience on Soldiers, Veterans and Refugees: Psychological Background Information for Literary Studies Projects, English Colloquium, RWTH Aachen.

Academic Education:

since 08/2016:
Ph.D. student at the Chair of English literature

10/2013 – 04/2016
Master's degree in English Studies, Linguistics and Communication Science
RWTH Aachen University

Chinese Language and Culture, Summer School
Shanghai University, China

08/2011 – 02/2012
International Cultural Studies
Aalborg University, Denmark

10/2008 – 09/2012:
Bachelor's degree in Applied Literature and Cultural Studies, Applied Linguistics, Psychology
TU Dortmund

Professional career:

Since 04/2019:
Research Assistant at the Chair of English Literature with a focus on Cognitive Narratology at the RWTH Aachen University

01/2017 – 03/2019
Content Manager, comprigo GmbH Bauer Media Group, Cologne

11/2013 – 12/2016
Research assistant, FH Aachen, Department of Design, Chair of Marketing and PR, Aachen

05 – 09/2013
Project Assistant Head of Communications, Deutschlandstiftung Integration, Berlin


08/2012: NRW-China Excellence Initiative
08/2011 - 02/2012: ERASMUS scholarship abroad


Member of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für kognitive Linguistik (DKGL)

Member of the International Association of Literary Semantics