Harry L. Roddy

Harry L. Roddy

Associate Professor of German
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature


  • 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 to Second-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.