April Henry

April Henry

Language Program Director



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.


  • Film, Media & Visual Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Pedagogy
  • Popular Culture
Curriculum Vitae
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