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Imke Meyer, PhD

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Germanic Studies

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Building & Room:

1512 UH


601 S. Morgan St.

Office Phone:

(312) 355-5134


Major Interests: narrative; critical theory; gender studies; visual culture; late 19th and 20th century German and Austrian literature and culture; German and Austrian Film

Selected Publications

Männlichkeit und Melodram: Arthur Schnitzlers erzählende Schriften. Würzburg:  Königshausen & Neumann, 2010.

Jenseits der Spiegel kein Land: Ich-Fiktionen in Texten von Franz Kafka und Ingeborg Bachmann. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2001.

“Anxiety and the Imperial City: Arthur Schnitzler’s ‘Die Toten schweigen’ (1897).” Austrian Studies 27 (2019): 210-23.

“Gender and the City: Schnitzler’s Novellas ‘Die Toten schweigen’ and ‘Leutnant Gustl.’” forthcoming in Literatur für Leser 40.3 (2017): 219-32.

“Austrian Studies in a New Époque” (with Heidi Schlipphacke). The German Quarterly 89.2 (2016): 227-29.

“Bourgeois Innocence Lost: Uncanny Children in Turn-of-the-Century Vienna,” Pacific Coast Philology 50.2 (2015): 184-97.

“Kafka’s Hunger Artist as Allegory of Bourgeois Subject Construction,” in: Wilke, Sabine, ed., From Kafka to Sebald: Modernism and Narrative Form. New York: Continuum, 2012. 27-45.

“Exploding Cinema, Exploding Hollywood: Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and the Limits of Cinema,” in: Dassanowsky, Robert von, ed., Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”: A Manipulation of Metacinema. New York: Continuum, 2012. 15-35.

“Globalization, Consumer Culture, and Mediated Affect in Barbara Albert’s Böse Zellen,” in: Dassanowsky, Robert von and Oliver Speck, eds., New Austrian Film. Oxford and New York: Berghahn, 2011. 94-107.

“Empire’s Remains: The Ghosts of History in Michael Haneke’s Le Temps du Loup.” Modern Austrian Literature 43.2 (2010): 41-62.

Professional Leadership

Series Editor, New Directions in German Studies. Bloomsbury Publishing, Academic Division

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Austrian Studies

Notable Honors

2011-2013, Helen Herrmann Chair, Bryn Mawr College

Spring 2007, Visiting Associate Professor of German, University of Pennsylvania

2002, Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, Bryn Mawr College

2002, DAAD Research Grant, Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature, Washington University, St. Louis


PhD, University of Washington