April Lynn Henry

Office Hours: 

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

Virtual office:

April Lynn Henry

Lecturing Fellow of German Studies

External Address: 
Germanic Languages and Literat, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708-0256
(919) 660-3171

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.


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