Dr. Nina Penner

Assistant Professor

BMus,  MA (UofT), PhD (McGill)
Office: MWS 236
905 688 5550 x3468

Dr. Nina Penner is a musicologist specializing in opera, musical theatre, and film music. One overarching aim of her research is to bring musicology and analytic philosophy into a closer rapport, thereby revealing not only the resources philosophy can bring to musicology but also those musicology can bring to philosophy. She is the author of Storytelling in Opera and Musical Theater (Indiana University Press, 2020); articles in Music & Letters, Music and the Moving Image, and the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism; and a chapter on Korngold’s score to Max Reinhardt’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935) in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Music. Her next major project looks to the collaborative musical arts for fresh insight into contemporary philosophical debates about the nature of authorship. In the 2020–21 academic year, Dr. Penner is teaching the Music in Global Cultures and Music in Western Cultures courses. She is one of the Reviews Editors of the CAML Review/Revue de l’ABCM