A. Dana Weber

Assistant Professor
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Office: 316 Diffenbaugh

Phone: 850-644-8192

Email: aweber@fsu.edu

A. Dana Weber is an Assistant Professor of German. She earned her PhD in Germanic Studies and Folklore at Indiana University Bloomington in 2010. She is currently working at a book manuscript on German Wild West festivals. D. Weber also serves as the German program’s study-abroad adviser and a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Research Ambassador.

Research interests:

  • Performance, theatre, festival in contemporary German culture
  • Cultural transfers, hybridity, ethnic representation and mimicry in theatrical performance and cinema
  • Folklore and literature

Selected Publications: 

  • “Of Handshakes and Dragons: Django’s German Cousins.” Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained.’ The Continuation of Metacinema. Ed. Oliver Speck. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. 51-73.
  •  “Staged Indians: Native Americans in German Theatre and Karl-May-Festivals.” Visual Representations of Native Americans: Transnational Contexts and Perspectives. Ed. Karsten Fitz. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2012. 163-177.
  • “‘Grüner Hügel’ und ‘Felsenbühne.’ Kulturtransfer in Richard-Wagner- und Karl-May-Festspielen.” Theater und Fest. Fest als Theater. Bayreuth und die moderne Festspielidee. Eds. Clemens Risi, Matthias Warstat, Robert Sollich, Heiner Remmert. Leipzig: Henschel, 2010. 180-197.
  • “Inszenierte Überlieferung – Theatralität und Gemeinschaft inKarl-May-Festspielen.” Karl May. Werk – Rezeption – Aktualität. Eds. Helmut Schmiedt, Dieter Vorsteher. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2009. 170-187.
  • “Why Dracula Cannot Die: The Invention of a Media-Legend.” Contemporary Legend 8, 2005. 1-17.
  • Vivifying the Uncanny: Ethnographic Mannequins and Exotic Performers in Nineteenth-Century German Exhibition Culture.” Fact and Fiction. Ed. Christine Lehleiter. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. 38 pages. (accepted)

Courses taught at FSU:

  • Fairy-Tales and Society
  • German Fantasies of Native America
  • German Film and Conversation
  • German Essay Writing
  • German Literature in Translation
  • Germanic Myths in Modern Culture
  • German Novellas of Realism
  • Heroes and Tricksters
  • Performances of Otherness
  • Western Stereotypes of Germany and Eastern Europe