Marc Weiner

Marc Weiner

Professor, Germanic Studies


  • Ph.D., German Studies, Stanford University

Fields of interest

19th and early 20th century literary and cultural studies of Germany and Austria; Fin-de-Sicle Vienna; German and Austrian music; opera and ideology; history of racial and sexual iconographies; German-Jewish relations; German film; critical theory


"Politics and Opera." In The Oxford Handbook of Opera. Ed. Helen Greenwald.

"Hollywood's German Fantasy: Ridley Scott's Gladiator." In Wagner and Cinema. Eds. Jeongwon Joe and Sander Gilman. Bloomington: Indiana UP: 2009. 246-274.

Undertones of Insurrection: Music and Cultural Politics in the Modern German Narrative. Rutgers: Transaction, 2009.

"Wagner's 'Monument to that Most Beautiful of Dreams'."Lyric Season Companion '08-'09, ed. Jesse Gram. Lyric Opera of Chicago: 2008. 59-63.

Antisemitische Fantasien: Die Musikdramen Richard Wagners. Trans. Henning Thies. Berlin: Henschel Verlag, 2000.


Conversation about Richard Wagner's Antisemitism

Third of three interviews in conjunction with the Symposium, "Wagner and Wagnerism: Contexts, Connections, Controversies."
Limerick, Ireland. Artzone, 2 August 2002, Lyric FM
Presenter: Aedin Cormley;
Producer: Olga Buckley;
Contributor: Bernard Clarke

'Antisemitische Fantasien': Wie Marc Weiner sich den Musikdramen Richard Wagners zu naehen versuchte

A Radio Broadcast concerning Antisemitische Fantasien: Die Musikdramen Richard Wagners (Berlin: Henschel Verlag, 2000),
on the occasion of the Bayreuth Festivals.
By Rudolf Hohlweg
SWR2, 10 July 2003

Podium discussion of Richard Wagner's antisemitism and its relevance for an understanding of "Der Ring des Nibelungen"

February 9 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
Fellow Panelists: Kenneth Reinhard (UCLA), David Levin (University of Chicago), and Leon Botstein (President, Bard College)