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DOPPELGANGER: PARALLEL LIVES    Meredith McClain reveals the bond between her home of the Llano Estacado and Europe.

The Alluring Myth of the Desert: European Fascination with the Llano Estacado

Karl Mays Llano estakado und die Wirklichkeit heute

Gazette—Verband der Deutsch-Amerikanischen Clubs Promoting Understanding & Friendship

Lubbock in Any Language, Texas Highways, April 1998

German Texans—Leaving Their Mark on the Lone Star State, Heritage, A Publication of the Texas Historical Foundation, Summer 2002  [Note file may take a few moments to load due to size.]

A Cowboy in Lederhosen (Mini-article)

Goethe and Music: "Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt"



The above represents only a sampling of Dr. McClain's writing during the span of her career, and is certainly not exhaustive. This page will see additions from time to time so please check back.



Research Interests

  • German Lyric Poetry, specifically Hölderlin’s poetic structures.
  • The German Short Story
  • German-Texan Heritage and the Fascination of Germans with the Llano Estacado.

Dr. McClain at the ITB in Berlin

Pictured above: On the left, a portrayal of Karl May's fictional character, "Shatterhand," and on the right, an uncanninly similar Hank Smith (Schmitt), the very real early German pioneer and settler of West Texas.