Meike Wagner

Meike Wagner


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Works at Department of Culture and Aesthetics
Telephone 08-16 41 90
Postal address Institutionen för kultur och estetik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Meike Wagner is Professor of Theatre Studies at Stockholm University. She has previously been part of the faculty of LMU Munich.


Meike Wagner is teaching on all levels (BA, MA, PhD) in the fields of theatre history, performance analysis, theatre theory, theatre and media, contemporary theatre and performance, puppetry and object theatre, transcultural theatre, theatre of 18th and 19th century.


She received her PhD degree from Mainz University with a dissertation on the mediality of the theatrical body (Sutured Puppet Bodies. On the Theatre Body and the Medial Gaze. Bielefeld 2003). She is the author of Theatre and the Public Sphere in ‚Vormaerz’. Berlin, Munich and Vienna as Playgrounds of Bourgeois Media Practices (Berlin 2013). Her main research interests are theatre and media, performance and contemporary theatre, animation film, puppetry, theatre history, 19th century theatre, theatre and politics. She publishes in various theatre journals and edited various volumes on theatre and media. She is co-editor of Double. Magazin für Figuren-, Objekt- und Puppentheater.

Meike Wagner was leader of the reserach project Performing Premodernity. Exploring Cultural Heritage through the Drottningholm Court Theatre (2013-2017).

She is Secretary General of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR).


Last updated: October 8, 2020

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