Jessica Jumpertz


Research and Teaching Assistant at the Chair of English Literary Studies


Since 2018, Jessica Jumpertz works as research and teaching assistant at the Institute for English, American and Romance Studies at RWTH Aachen University.

Her research interests encompass cognitive literary studies, especially cognitive narratology, postclassical narratology, unreliable narration and empirical literary studies.


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


Friedrich-Wilhelm-Prize 2019 for the Master Thesis "Unreliability in Film"

Springorum-Denkmünze 2019



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


  • 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.