Supervision


I function as an external supervisor/mentor for both BA/MA as well as PhD theses.

I am open for topics in German, English and General Linguistics as well as Media Studies from a linguistic and semiotic perspective. My own research is focused on film, tv series, comics, social media, video games, and other multimodal documents, but I am also interested in the analysis of verbal texts or their interaction with other semiotic resources. A good starting point for a thesis is an example analytical questions raised with a view on a concrete textual artefact. Please contact me, if you are interested in doing a thesis or paper or have some questions on these topics.

So far, I have supervised the following BA and MA theses:

Master

The contribution of images to memorizing and comprehending municipal letters.
[Master Thesis, Communication and Information Studies, Summer 2020].

Decoding the dream: A multimodal approach to narrative strategies in Yume Nikki (2004).
[Master Thesis, English-Speaking Cultures/Digital Media, Summer 2019].

Collaboration, rilvary and attraction: Gender differences in the introduction of female and male main characters in contemporary TV series.
[Master Thesis, Language Sciences, Winter 2018/2019].

Inter- und Intrakulturelle Genderbeziehungen im deutsch-türkischen Kino am Beispiel von Fatih Akins Filmen.
[Master Thesis, Transnational Literary Studies, Winter 2016/2017].

Texteinblendungen in der deutschen Fassung von Sherlock. Eine Analyse aus multimodaler und textsemiotischer Perspektive.
[Master Thesis, German Linguistics, Summer 2016].

Information Loss in the Audio Description of Film? A Multimodal Analysis.
[Master Thesis, Language Sciences, Summer 2016.]

Konstruktionen des Eigenen und des Fremden in multimodalen Interaktionen im fiktionalen Text – Eine Untersuchung anhand der deutschen Fassung der Fernsehserien Lost.
[Master Thesis, German Linguistics, Summer 2016]

Glaubwürdigkeit und Persuasion in der Unternehmenskommunikation. Eine texthandlungsorientierte Untersuchung von Unternehmenskommunikation am Beispiel von Geschäftsberichten.
[Master Thesis, German Linguistics, Winter 2013/2014]

Bachelor

What do the pictures add? A quantitative study of the effects that enriched multimodal letters have on retention and understanding in comparision to less enriched multimodal letters.
[Bachelor Thesis, Communication and Information Studies, Summer 2020].

Navigation in pictures. An analysis on different functions of pictures in multimodal instructions and how they influence the performance of search tasks in the online database of the University Library of Groningen.
[Bachelor Thesis, Communication and Information Studies, Summer 2020].

A steppingstone to the effective tourism marketing website: An exploration of modern website headers in home pages
[Bachelor Thesis, Communication and Information Studies, Summer 2020].

An investigation of multimodal automobile instructions. A corpus analysis of the similarities and differences of automobile instructions.
[Bachelor Thesis, Communication and Information Studies, Summer 2020].

How time in film elapses. An analysis of the medium-specific complexity.
[Bachelor Thesis, English-Speaking Cultures, Summer 2016].

“Touching the Mortal Clay with the Immortal Soul”: Gender and Transcendence in Alan Moore’s Promethea
[Bachelor Thesis, English-Speaking Cultures, Summer 2016].

An Analysis of Text-Image-Relationships and their Consequences for Focalisation in the BBC Series Sherlock.
[Bachelor Thesis, English-Speaking Cultures, Summer 2016].

How Time in Film Elapses - An Analysis of the Medium-Specific Complexity.
[Bachelor Thesis, English-Speaking Cultures, Summer 2016].

Film Analysis – An Application of the Grande Paradigmatique
[Bachelor Thesis, English-Speaking Cultures, Summer 2015]

„Verkleidet, vermummt und verhüllt“ – Die semantische Gestaltung von Eigennamen in den Comic-Übersetzungen von Erika Fuchs
[Bachelor Thesis, German Linguistics, Winter 2014/2015]

Textual Meaning and Filmic Techniques in Leslie Nielsen’s slapstick trilogy ‘The Naked Gun’
[Bachelor Thesis, English-Speaking Cultures, Summer 2014]

Zur Sprechakttheorie nach Austin und Searle – Grenzen, Schwächen und ein interdisziplinärer Ausblick.
[Bachelor Thesis, German Linguistics, Summer 2014]

The Representation of Women in Fragrance Television Advertisements – A Multimodal Analysis.
[Bachelor Thesis, English-Speaking Cultures, Summer 2014]

Villains in Animated Disney Movies – Intersemiosis between Accent and Color.
[Bachelor Thesis, English Speaking Cultures, Summer 2014]

Analysis of Generic Identity in Hollywood Film
[Bachelor Thesis, English Speaking Cultures. Summer 2014]

“We all go little mad sometimes“: A social semiotic account of mental illness in the movies.
[Bachelor Thesis, English-Speaking Cultures, Summer 2013]

Thematic Links between Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now and Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness: A Comparative Study.
[Bachelor Thesis, English-Speaking Cultures, Summer 2013]

International Lifestyle Advertising Campaigns: Between transnationality and nation-specific codes.
[Bachelor Thesis, English-Speaking Cultures, Summer 2013]