Steiner, Wendy

Michael Ahearn

Wendy Steiner, a Canadian, is the Richard L. Fisher Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was Founding Director of the Penn Humanities Forum and past Chair of the English Department.  Besides The Real Real Thing, featured in her Rorotoko interview, her many books include Venus in Exile and The Scandal of Pleasure, named as one of the 100 best books by the New York Times (1996).  Steiner has created librettos and multi-media productions for two operas, The Loathly Lady (2009) and Biennale (in process), and co-created a real-time music visualization, Traces on the Farther Side (2011).

On Rorotoko:

On her book The Real Real Thing: The Model in the Mirror of Art
(Our Cover Feature of August 02, 2011)