Imke Meyer

Professor of Germanic Studies

Director of the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics

PhD University of Washington

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



  • 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.

Selected Articles and Essays:

  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “Ludwig Tiecks Novelle Des Lebens Überfluß: Zur Dekomposition eines narrativen Zeit-Raumes.” Seminar 37.3 (2001): 189-208.

Editorial Work:

  • Series Editor, New Directions in German Studies. Bloomsbury Publishing, Academic Division.
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Austrian Studies.

Fellowships, Awards, and Visiting Appointments: 

  • Helen Herrmann Chair, Bryn Mawr College, 2011-2013.
  • Visiting Associate Professor of German, University of Pennsylvania, Spring 2007.
  • 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, MO. 2002.



Contact Information

Office: 1733 UH, MC 315
Phone: 312-413-2137
Fax: 312-413-1044