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  • Rethinking the Diegetic-Nondiegetic Distinction in the Film Musical 

    Penner, Nina (University of Illinois Press, 2017)
    This paper exposes problems with the diegetic/nondiegetic distinction as a means of describing film-musical numbers. Tracing the use of these terms from Plato to present-day cinema studies, the author identifies a divergence ...
  • Intentions in Theory and Practice 

    Penner, Nina (Oxford University Press, 2018)
    The ‘intentional fallacy’ and pronouncements of the ‘death of the author’ supported the hermeneutical flights of fancy that characterized the ‘New Musicology’ of the 1980s and early 1990s, but mesh less well with more ...
  • Opera Singing and Fictional Truth 

    Penner, Nina (Wiley Subscription Services, Inc, 2013)
    This paper concerns the ontological status and authorship of the music in opera, refining and expanding the work of Edward T. Cone (1989) and Peter Kivy (1991, 1994). Their proposal that opera characters live in a world ...

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