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Billy Badger

Senior Lecturer

Room 474 , Humanities Building

+61 3 6226 2358 (phone)

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Billy.Badger@utas.edu.au

Billy began his academic career in Mathematics and the Sciences, specialising in Pure Mathematics before moving into a study of the German language. Billy is a Senior Lecturer in German at the School of Humanities in the College of Arts, Law and Education.

Biography

After completing his PhD at the University of Tasmania, Billy was a Lecturer in German at Massey University in New Zealand, before returning to the University in 2005.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDZwischen dem Meer und dem Nichtmehr. Anxiety, Repression and Hope in the Works of Erich FriedUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2002
BA(Hons) University of TasmaniaAustralia1998
BEd Tasmanian College of Advanced EducationAustralia1983
GradDipModern LanguagesUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia1996

Languages (other than English)

German

Memberships

Committee associations

German Studies Association of Australia

Other

Netzwerk

Administrative expertise

Head of European Languages and Studies

Teaching

Beginners’ German; post-1945 German literature; 20 Century German novel

Teaching expertise

Billy has taught German at all levels, from introductory to units in Honours. He specialises in the teaching of introductory units and has written and produced his own textbooks Bausteine 1 & Bausteine 2 that have a strong Tasmanian place-based focus. He also produces a companion video series publicly available on YouTube.

Billy’s has developed a number of studies units, ranging from German for Business and Tourism, to Translation Units and units in Film and Literature, with a strong focus on 20 Century pop culture.

HEG101 Introduction to German 1A

HEG102 Introduction to German 1B

HEG311 Twentieth Century German Novel

HEG317 Germany from Partition to Unity

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

    Billy uses a variety of methods of textual analysis to investigate a wide range of primarily oral and auditive art forms, including oral poetry,  hip-hop, slam poetry, electronic music, music concrete and other experimental forms of artistic expression. His research is primarily in German and his research is published in monographs and leading journals.

    Areas of expertise include:

  • Expressions of the palimpsest
  • Metaphor
  • Poetry Slam
  • Experimental electronic Music
  • Oral Poetry

Current projects

  • Music and Gestures of Play
  • Construction and Destruction in Contemporary Tape Music
  • Non-Binary Language Usage in German
  • Sustainability in 1480s text The Judgment of the Gods on Mining

Fields of Research

  • Literature in German (470517)
  • LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy (390108)
  • Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management) (390107)
  • Musicology and ethnomusicology (360306)
  • Music performance (360304)
  • Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies (470212)
  • German language (470309)

Research Objectives

  • Literature (130203)
  • Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture (280116)
  • Communication across languages and culture (130201)
  • Music (130102)
  • Pedagogy (160302)
  • Communication (130299)
  • Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies (280119)

Publications

Total publications

26

Highlighted publications

(5 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2020Journal ArticleBadger B, ''And This Is How New Music Is Made' - Stefan Paul Goetschs Hate Loops im Rahmen der Neuen Musik', Acta Musicologica, 92, (2) pp. 200-213. ISSN 0001-6241 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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2020Journal ArticleBadger B, ''The Death of the Plaything.' Das Element des Spiels in Hainbachs Destruction Loops', Glossen, 46 pp. 1-16. ISSN 1093-6025 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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2019Journal ArticleBadger B, 'Das Gedicht buchstabiert die Welt neu: Sampling und die Collagen Lydia Dahers', German Studies Review, 42, (1) ISSN 0149-7952 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1353/gsr.2019.0006 [eCite] [Details]

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2015BookBadger B, 'Bas Bottcher: Text, Bild und Kommunikation', Peter Lang, Frankfurt, pp. 205. ISBN 978-3-631-66176-5 (2015) [Authored Research Book]

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2010Journal ArticleBadger B, ''Wie so eine kleine Flaschenpost:' die Flaschenpost-Metapher bei Bas Böttcher', German Studies Review, 33, (1) pp. 73-92. ISSN 0149-7952 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Journal Article

(18 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Badger B, ''And This Is How New Music Is Made' - Stefan Paul Goetschs Hate Loops im Rahmen der Neuen Musik', Acta Musicologica, 92, (2) pp. 200-213. ISSN 0001-6241 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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2020Badger B, ''The Death of the Plaything.' Das Element des Spiels in Hainbachs Destruction Loops', Glossen, 46 pp. 1-16. ISSN 1093-6025 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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2019Badger B, 'Das Gedicht buchstabiert die Welt neu: Sampling und die Collagen Lydia Dahers', German Studies Review, 42, (1) ISSN 0149-7952 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1353/gsr.2019.0006 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Badger B, ''ein Kreis auf meinem Arbeitstisch': Die Schnipselpoesie Lydia Dahers', Neophilologus, 100, (3) pp. 443-459. ISSN 0028-2677 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11061-016-9482-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2015Badger B, 'Bas Bottcher: Poesie als Eigenwerbung', Neophilologus, 99, (2) pp. 287-300. ISSN 0028-2677 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11061-014-9412-6 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Badger B, 'Vorubergehende Schonheit: Die poetische Kamera Bas Bottchers', Glossen, 39 pp. 1. ISSN 1093-6025 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2012Badger B, ''mit Zelt und Rucksack am Ufer der Duna' Zur Bedeutung des Neonomaden bei Bas Bottcher', Neophilologus, 96, (3) pp. 427-439. ISSN 0028-2677 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11061-011-9294-9 [eCite] [Details]

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2012Badger B, ''Willkommen im grosen Karaoke, das wir Leben nennen': Bas Bottcher und die Kulissen des Glucks', Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literartures, 66, (4) pp. 183-193. ISSN 0039-7709 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00397709.2012.733630 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2012Badger B, 'Zur Ware gibt's Werbung: Lyrische Werbung und ko-prasente Kommunikation bei Bas Bottcher', Glossen, (34) pp. 1-18. ISSN 1093-6025 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2012Badger B, ''Freiheit im Quadrat': Zur Funktion der Form bei Bas Bottcher', Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies, 48, (2) pp. 240-253. ISSN 0037-1939 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3138/48.2.badger [eCite] [Details]

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2010Badger B, ''Der Anspruch auf Anspruch und der Anspruch auf Spas:' Postmoderne Zuge in Bas Bottchers literarischem Programm', Neophilologus: An International Journal of Modern and Mediaeval Language and Literature, 94, (2) pp. 317-332 . ISSN 0028-2677 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11061-009-9173-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2010Badger B, 'Zur Metapher bei Bas Bottcher', Glossen, 30, (1) pp. 1-8. ISSN 1093-6025 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2010Badger B, ''Zwischen der Hoffnung und dem, was man für sie tut': Erich Fried's Intrepid, Active and Intersubjective Hope', The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 5, (1) pp. 119-130. ISSN 1833-1866 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2010Badger B, ''Wie so eine kleine Flaschenpost:' die Flaschenpost-Metapher bei Bas Böttcher', German Studies Review, 33, (1) pp. 73-92. ISSN 0149-7952 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2009Badger B, ''Drinnen wird die Reise bald beginnen:' Sex als Reise in Bas Bottchers Zyklus Die Drei Jahrszeiten', A U M L A, 111, (May) pp. 87-101. ISSN 0001-2793 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1179/000127909805259643 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2008Badger B, ''Der Blick Nach Drausen:' The Threshold in Zoe Jenny's Der Ruf des Muschelhorns', AUMLA, 109, (May) pp. 101-19. ISSN 0001-2793 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2005Badger B, ''Fackel in der dammerung': Erich Fried and the message of Matthew 5.13-14', AUMLA, 104, (November) pp. 65-78. ISSN 0001-2793 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1179/000127905805260393 [eCite] [Details]

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2005Badger B, ''Second-hand Realities': Erich Fried and Tasmania', Tasmanian Historical Studies, 10 pp. 31-41. ISSN 1324-048X (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Badger B, 'Bas Bottcher: Text, Bild und Kommunikation', Peter Lang, Frankfurt, pp. 205. ISBN 978-3-631-66176-5 (2015) [Authored Research Book]

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2003Badger B, 'Zwischen Dem Meer Und Dem Nichtmehr Anxiety, Repression and Hope in the Works of Erich Fried', Peter Lang, Frankfurt, pp. 260. ISBN 3-631-51342-9 (2003) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2007Badger B, 'Gutes Wetter fur Rap Poetry: Bastian Bottchers 'Drei-Jahreszeiten-Trilogie'', Das Innerste von ausen, Konigshausen & Neumann, Gert Reifarth (ed), Wurzburg, pp. 231-253. ISBN 978-3-8260-3778-8 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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Other Creative Work

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Badger B, '0x0=Kunst: Translations', ZERO Films, Museum of Old and New Art (2018) [Minor Creative Work]

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Other Public Output

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Badger B, 'Video Production and Language Teaching', Cale Teaching Resources, UTAS, Hobart, Tasmania (2020) [Internal Newsletter]

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2020Badger B, 'Languages and Academic Integrity', Cale Teaching Resources, UTAS, Hobart, Tasmania (2020) [Internal Newsletter]

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2020Badger B, '5 common mistakes in learning German', Bausteine eins, CALE, UTAS, Week 13 (2020) [Report Other]

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2020Badger B, 'The DATIVE in GERMAN | Bausteine eins. Week 12', Bausteine eins (2020) [Report Other]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$7,800

Projects

German Slam Poetry: Where High- and Subcultures Meet (2007)$6,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Badger B
Year
2007
Second-Hand Realities: Erich Fried and Tasmania. (2003)$1,800
Funding
Massey University ($1,800)
Scheme
Overseas Research Grant
Administered By
Massey University
Research Team
Badger Billy
Year
2003

Research Supervision

2021 Masters Thesis The Reality of Cultural Violence in the Novels of Heinrich Böll

2017 PhD Thesis ‘Wir sind dem Schutz unserer Heimat Österreich [verpflichtet].’ The Boundaries of Heimat in the FPÖ’s National Identity Discourse.

Current

1

Completed

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
MastersThe "Reality" of Cultural Violence in the Novels of Heinrich Bll2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDWir sind dem Schutz unserer Heimat sterreich; The 'Boundaries' of 'Heimat' in the FP's National Identity Discourse
Candidate: Zachary Matthew Eaves
2017
MastersAuthority and Obedience in Bernhard Schlink's Der Vorleser and Die Heimkehr
Candidate: Margit Assmann
2010