Dr. Heike Henderson joined the faculty at Boise State University in 1997, and has made her mark on the University's German program by placing emphasis on the integration of cultural understanding within language and literature courses. She holds a Ph.D. in German Literature with a Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research from the University of California, Davis. Her dissertation was entitled "Re-Reading and Re-Writing Multiculturalism: Turkish Women Writers in Germany". Dr. Henderson's major research interests include Turkish women writers in Germany, food in contemporary German literature and mystery novels with a culinary focus.
Articles & Translations
Performing Cannibalism: Werner Schwab’s "ÜBERGEWICHT, unwichtig: UNFORM", Journal of Austrian Studies (2012)
This article focuses on the role of cannibalism, both within the context of Schwab's 1991...
Eva Rossmann’s Mystery Novel «Russen kommen» The Russians Are Coming: New Crimes, Old Fears, and Intercultural Alliances, Studia Austriaca (2012)
Eva Rossmann's mystery novel Russen kommen, the tenth in a popular series, takes up a...
Translation of Five Poems by Zehra Çirak: “With the Eyes of Someone Else” (Mit den Augen eines anderen), “About Love” (Zur Liebe), “The Salt of Love” (Das Salz der Liebe), “In Fury” (Im Zorn) and “The Fairy Tale of Protection”, International Poetry Review (2012)
"Strange" Foods, Taboos, and German Tastes, Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature (2011)
This article examines three contemporary German reports of encounters with "strange" and "taboo" food: a...
Cannibalistic Delights: Human Consumption in Contemporary German Literature, The Journal of Popular Culture (2011)
Few other topics generate the same amount of simultaneous revulsion and fascination as cannibalism. Eating...
Contributions to Books
"Gleichstellungspolitik (Gender Equality Politics in Germany)', 'von der Leyen, Ursula', and 'Case, Neko', Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World (2013)
'Buchanan, Andrea', 'Idaho', and 'Maushart, Susan', Encyclopedia of Motherhood (2010)
A collection of approximately 700 articles in a three-volume, A-to-Z set exploring major topics related...
Cooking up Memories: The Role of Food, Recipes and Relationships in Jeannette Lander’s Überbleibsel, Women in German Yearbook 22 (2006)
Women in German Yearbook is a refereed publication presenting a wide range of feminist approaches...
Geschichte(n) erzählen: Literarische Erinnerungen an eine Kindheit in der Türkei (Telling History/Stories: Literary Memories of a Childhood in Turkey), Literatur und Identität: Deutsch-deutsche Befindlichkeiten und die multikulturelle Gesellschaft (Literature and Identity: German-German Considerations and the Multicultural Society) (2000)
Consuming the Unknown: ‘Strange’ Foods, Taboos, and German Tastes, National Convention of the German Studies Association (2010)
Performing Cannibalism: Werner Schwab’s 'ÜBERGEWICHT, unwichtig: UNFORM', International Symposium of the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association (2008)