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April Lynn Henry CV

Lecturer of German Studies
German Studies
Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708-0256
Germanic Languages and Literat, Durham, NC 27708


April Henry’s main areas of interests are language pedagogy, gender studies, and the exploration of emotions in German medieval literature. In her research, she shows how literature is a template for emotions; it prescribes behavior; it fulfills a pedagogical function; and it illustrates that ideas about gender and emotions are not static. Her current project examines Kriemhild, a grieving widow in the Nibelungenlied, who oversteps gender boundaries by instrumentalizing her grief and using it to legitimize her revenge.

Office Hours

Tuesdays: 11:30-12:30
Wednesday: 10:15-11:15

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Current Appointments & Affiliations

Lecturer of German Studies · 2021 - Present German Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Director of German Studies Language Program · 2021 - Present German Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 2008 Ph.D.
Indiana University at Bloomington · 1998 B.A.