Person

Jessica Jumperz

M. A.

wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Englischsprachige Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Kognition

Address

Building: 1070

Room: B15

Kármánstr. 17/19

52062

Contact

WorkPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 96372
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 92656

Consultation-hours during term break:

by arrangement via email
 

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Approaches to Literature
  • Feminist Approaches to Literature
  • Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Unreliable Narration in different media
  • Film narratology

Teaching Experience / List of Courses

  • Seminar: Unreliable Narration in Different Media (winter term 2018/19)
  • Practical Introduction to Literary Studies (summer term 2019)
  • Proseminar "Literatures of the 50s and 60s" (winter term 2019/20)
  • Practical Introduction to Literary Studies (summer term 2020)
  • Applications of Periods of English and American Literature (winter term 2020/21)
  • Practical Introduction to Literary Studies (summer term 2021)
  • Applications of Periods of English and American Literature (winter term 2021/22)

Academic CV

Since 10/2018
Research Assistant at the Chair of Cognitive Literary Studies, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

10/2016 - 09/2018
Master of Arts “Literary Studies and Linguistics”, focus area English and American Studies at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

09/2016
Bachelor of Arts in “Literature, Culture, Media” in combination with “Language and Communication” at the University of Siegen, Germany

04/2015-09/2016
Change into another undergraduate study programme and subsequent reading in the study programme “Literature, Culture, Media” in combination with “Language and Communication” at the University of Siegen, Germany

08/2013 - 12/2013
Semester abroad at Háskoli Íslands, Reykjavík, Iceland

10/2011 – 04/2015
Undergraduate study programme “Language and Communication” in combination with “Communication and Media” at the University of Siegen, Germany

Awards:

Springorum Denkmünze 2019
Friedrich-Wilhelm-Prize 2019 for the Master thesis "Unreliability in Film" (supervision: Prof. Dr. Jan Alber)

Publications:

Jumpertz, Jessica and Franziska von Meer. "Unreliable Narration from a Cognitive-Narratological Perspective." Introduction to Cognitive Narratology, edited by Jan Alber and Peter Wenzel. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlg Trier, 2021, pp. 169-190.

Alber, Jan, Jessica Jumpertz, and Axel Mayer. "How Professional Readers Process Unnatural Narrators: An Empirical Perspective." Scientific Study of Literature, vol. 10, no. 2, 2020, pp. 193-214.

Jumpertz, Jessica and Wiebke Tary. “An Empirical Study of Readers’ Identification with a Narrator.” Anglistik, vol. 31, no. 1, 2020, pp. 111-128.

Alber, Jan, Jessica Jumpertz and Karoline Rauschen. “Netzwerke der Sittenlosigkeit in Circulation Novels des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts.“ Literarische Netzwerke im 18. Jahrhundert: mit den Übersetzungen zweier Aufsätze von Latour und Sapiro, herausgegeben von Lore Knapp. Aisthesis Verlag, 2019, pp. 169-184.

Presentations:

05/2021: Paper "The Representations and Roles of Highly Intelligent Female Characters: A Diachronic Perspective," Conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN), online.

03/2020: Paper "A Cognitive Analysis of Highly Intelligent Female Characters," Conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN), New Orleans.

05/2019: Paper "Unreliability in Film: A New Model," Conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN), Pamplona, Spain.