Andreas H. Jucker is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Zurich, where he was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences from 2013 until 2017. His current research interests focus on pragmatics, in particular historical pragmatics, the pragmatics of fiction, politeness theory and speech act theory. His recent publications include the handbooks Pragmatics of Fiction, co-edited with Miriam Locher (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017) and Methods in Pragmatics, co-edited with Klaus P. Schneider and Wolfram Bublitz (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2018), which appeared in the 13-volume series “Handbooks in Pragmatics” (Berlin: de Gruyter), which he co-edits with Wolfram Bublitz and Klaus P. Schneider. Together with Irma Taavitsainen he was editor of the Journal of Historical Pragmatics (2000-2014), and from 1995-2007 he was series editor of “Pragmatics & Beyond New Series” (Amsterdam: John Benjamins). Three new books are scheduled to be published next year; a monograph Politeness in the History of English. From the Middle Ages to the Present-day (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press); a textbook (co-authored with Miriam Locher) The Pragmatics of Fiction. Literature, Stage and Screen Discourse (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press), and an edited volume (co-edited with Irma Taavitsainen) Manners, Norms and Transgressions in the History of English. Literary and Linguistic Approaches (Amsterdam: John Benjamins).