Nina Penner is at Duke doing a two-year postdoc, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her work lies at the intersection of opera studies, analytic philosophy, and literary theory. She is finishing a book project that theorizes how opera tells stories in comparison with other media. At Duke, she is beginning another book project concerning the nature of authorship and collaboration in opera, examined through a case study of Myfanwy Piper, a twentieth-century British librettist.
Ph.D., Musicology, McGill University, 2016
M.A., Musicology, University of Toronto, 2009
B.Mus., Clarinet Performance, University of Toronto, 2007
Penner, N. "Opera singing and fictional truth." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 71.1 (2013): 81-90.
Penner, N. "Rethinking the Diegetic-Nondiegetic Distinction in the Film Musical (Accepted)." Music and the Moving Image (forthcoming).
Musicologists on GitHub: User Experience and the ELVIS Database. Axis 2 Research Workshop: Usability and User Experience for Music Information Systems. Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology . September 25, 2015