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Imke Meyer, PhD

Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Acting Head (Spring 2022)

Germanic Studies

Pronouns: She/They

Contact

Building & Room:

1512 UH

Address:

601 S. Morgan St.

Office Phone:

(312) 355-5134

About

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

Books

  • 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.

Articles, Book Chapters, and Essays

  • “Touching Matters: Unstable Epistemologies in Grillparzer’s Kloster bei Sendomir,“ in: Hoffmann, Birthe and Brigitte Prutti, Grillparzer heute: Lektüren und Perspektiven. Tübingen: Narr. Forthcoming 2021.
  • “Forum: Human Rights and German Intellectual History in Transnational Perspective,” co-edited with Claudia Breger, Johannes von Moltke, and Carl Niekerk. The German Quarterly 93.3 (2020): 390-416.
  • “Anxiety and the Imperial City: Arthur Schnitzler’s ‘Die Toten schweigen’ (1897).” Austrian Studies 27 (2019): 210-23.
  • “Gender and the City: Schnitzler’s Vienna around 1900.’” 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.
  • “Geborgte Gefühle: Geschlecht in Arthur Schnitzlers früher Erzählung Der Sohn,” in: Ruthner, Clemens and Raleigh Whitinger, eds., Contested Passions: Sexuality, Eroticism and Gender in Modern Austrian Literature and Culture. New York: Peter Lang, 2011. 183-96.
  • “Empire’s Remains: The Ghosts of History in Michael Haneke’s Le Temps du Loup.” Modern Austrian Literature 43.2 (2010): 41-62.
  • “The Insider as Outsider: Representations of the Bourgeoisie in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna.” Pacific Coast Philology 44 (2009): 1-16.
  • “Editor’s Foreword” and ed. and preface, “The Academe in the Global and Digital Age: The Place of Literature Today.” Pacific Coast Philology 43 (2008): i-ii & 20-35.
  • “Gender, Cultural Memory, and the Representation of Queerness in Ingeborg Bachmann’s Narrative ‘A Step Towards Gomorrah’.” Studies in Twentieth- and Twentyfirst-Century Literature 31.1 (2007): 133-59.
  • “Kulturkritik und Postmoderne: Elfriede Jelineks früher Text Michael.” Gegenwartsliteratur 5 (2006): 1-24.
  • “‘Thou Shalt Not Make Unto Thee Any Graven Image:’ Crises of Masculinity in Schnitzler’s Die Fremde,” in: Lorenz, Dagmar C.G., ed., A Companion to the Works of Arthur Schnitzler. Rochester: Camden House, 2003. 277-300.
  • “Erzählter Körper, verkörpertes Erzählen: Überlegungen zum Körper als Kunstobjekt in Hugo von Hofmannsthals ‘Das Märchen der 672. Nacht’,” in:  Prutti, Brigitte and Sabine Wilke, eds. Körper— Diskurse—Praktiken: Zur Semiotik und Lektüre von Körpern in der Moderne. Heidelberg: Synchron Wissenschaftsverlag der Autoren, 2003. 191-220.
  • “Ludwig Tiecks Novelle Des Lebens Überfluß: Zur Dekomposition eines narrativen Zeit-Raumes.” Seminar 37.3 (2001): 189-208.
  • “Hemp Shirts, Dress Shirts, Brown Shirts: Gender and Political Discourse in Annegret Held’s Prose Sketch ‘Political’,” in: Daly, Peter M. et al., eds., Images of Germany: Perceptions and Conceptions. McGill European Studies vol. 3. New York et al.: Peter Lang, 2000. 59-71.
  • “The Trouble with Elfriede: Jelinek and Autobiography,” in: Meyerhofer, Nicholas J., ed., The Fiction of the I: Contemporary Austrian Writers and Autobiography. Riverside: Ariadne Press, 1999. 116-37.
  • “‘Ein Schandgesetz erkennt man, nach dem alles angerichtet ist’: Täter-Opfer-Konstellationen in Ingeborg Bachmanns Erzählung ‘Unter Mördern und Irren’.” Modern Austrian Literature 31.1 (1998): 39-55.
  • “Hugo von Hofmannsthals ‘Weltgeheimnis’: Ein Spiel mit dem Unaussprechlichen.” Orbis Litterarum 51 (1996): 267-81.
  • “‘Im Spiegel ist Sonntag, im Traum wird geschlafen’: Prozeß und Stillstand in Ingeborg Bachmanns Erzählung ‘Probleme Probleme’.” The Germanic Review 70.3 (1995): 99-104.

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

Education

PhD, University of Washington