Harry L. Roddy

Harry L. Roddy

Associate Professor


B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering
Tulane University 1989

M.A., Germanic Languages
The University of Texas at Austin 1993

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin 2004

Research Interests

  • Twentieth Century German Literature;
  • Film Studies;
  • Expressionist and Postwar Lyric Poetry;
  • Rolf Dieter Brinkmann


Journal Articles

"Reinventing the Vaterland: The Poetry of Nadja Küchenmeister, Daniela Danz and Farhad Showghi" (in preparation)

"The Yellow Flower of Norway: Trauma and Repetition in Hans Henny Jahnn's Perrudja." The German Quarterly 88.3 (2015): 317-333.

"The 'Mass Ornament' at Play in Rolf Dieter Brinkmann's Oberflächenbeschreibungen." South Atlantic Review 75.1 (2010): 1-20.

"Unsere Rockgruppe geht auf Tournee!: Introducing Longer Narrative Writing toSecond-Year Students." Unterrichtspraxis 42.1 (2009): 69-74.

"A Revolutionary Critique of Individualism: Heiner Müller's Mauser in Texas,"Monatshefte, 92, No. 2 (Summer 2000): 184-98

"The Metastructural Significance of Those Center Stripes: or, What's Really Going on in David Lynch's Lost Highway?" The Image of the Road: Selected
Papers, 2005 Conference (Pueblo, CO: Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery, 2005): 22-6.

Book Reviews

Krasnodebski, Zdzislaw, Stefan Garsztecki and Rüdiger Ritter, Eds., Last der Geschichte? Kollektive Identität und Geschichte in Ostmitteleuropa (Hamburg: Dr. Kovac, 2008) Sarmatian Review (in preparation)

Krasnodebski, Zdzislaw & Stefan Garsztecki, Eds., Sendung und Dichtung: Adam Mickiewicz in Europa (Hamburg: Krämer, 2002) Sarmatian Review, XXV, no. 2 (April 2005): 1127-28.

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Teaches all levels of German language, literature and culture courses.