Anke Charton

Anke Charton is TT Professor of Theatre & Society at the Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna. Her work is centered at the intersection of Performance Studies, Musicology and Gender Studies, with research in Theatre Historiography and Cultural Performance as well as Voice History and Music Theatre. Her current book project, Practices and Projections, reexamines theatre cultures of the so-called Siglo de Oro and the political and performative implications of their historiography. Her previous monograph, prima donna, primo uomo, musico (Leipzig 2012), investigated gender representation in opera with a focus on the 16th and 17th centuries. Anke Charton studied at the universities of Leipzig, Bologna, and Berkeley and received her PhD from Leipzig University in 2011. She has held positions at the University of Leipzig, the College of Music Detmold, and the School of Music and Theatre Hamburg. She currently serves on the boards of Jahrbuch Musik & Gender and the Jelinek Research Network; her research has been funded by Ev. Studienwerk Villigst, the Mariann Steegmann Foundation, and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
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