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Department: Music
Academic position: Lecturer I in Music


Stefanie Arend holds a BA and an MEd in Music & German Literature from the University of Arts and Humboldt University Berlin, and an MA in Music Studies from the University of Cambridge. She is currently completing her DPhil (Music) at the University of Oxford. In addition to her lectureship at Magdalen College, Stefanie is non-stipendiary Lecturer in Music at The Queen’s College, Oxford and AHRC-TORCH Graduate Project Coordinator for the next academic year.

Research interests

Stefanie’s research field is the cultural history of music. She has a particular interest in music and its relationship with other art forms (film, theatre, literature, dance). Her doctoral thesis explores the social, media-related and cultural resonances found in sound movie operettas and revue films from Weimar’s Golden Years and the National Socialist Period (1929-1945).


Negotiating Babylonian Aesthetics: Entertainment Music and Narratives of Cultural Decline in Weimar Germany’s Zeitoper and Zeitroman (1927-32). In Routledge Companion to Music & Literature. Edited by Rachael Durkin, Peter Dayan, Axel Englund and Katharina Clausius. | Forthcoming [Accepted]