Dr. Ricarda Menn

Academic Career

Since 09/2021

  • Coordination, KWI International Fellowships

Since 05/2018

  • Research Associate, KWI Essen

01/2018 – 08/2020

  • Full PhD scholarship, German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung)

04/2017 – 04/2021

  • Doctoral Candidate in English Studies
    Topic: “Constellations of Serial Life Writing”, supervised by Prof. Dr. Julika Griem (Viva 12/2021)

Research Interests

Contemporary Literature, Narratology, Life Writing and Autofiction, Aesthetics



  • ”Unpicked and Remade: Creative Imperatives in John Burnside’s Autofictions.“ Autofiction in English. Ed. Hywel Dix. Basingstoke, New Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. 163-178.


  • ”Zwischen Körper und Kapital. Erzählte und erzählende Werbung in Richard Powers Gain.“ Poetik und Poesie der Werbung. Ed. Martina Allen und Ruth Knepel. Bielefeld: Transcript, 69-86.