Alina Dana Weber

Dr. A. Dana Weber

Contact Information

Associate Professor
Office Location
Diffenbaugh 316

A. Dana Weber is an Associate Professor of German. She also serves as the German program’s study-abroad adviser and teaches FSU’s “Experiencing Germany” International Program in Dresden, Germany. She is also a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Research Ambassador.

Research Interests

Performance, theatre, festival in contemporary German culture
Cultural transfers, hybridity, ethnic representation and mimicry in theatrical performance and cinema
Folklore and literature

Selected Courses Taught

Fairy-Tales and Society
Gender and Violence
German Fantasies of Native America
German Film and Conversation
German Food Culture
Advanced Composition
German Literature in Translation
Germanic Myths in Modern Culture
German Novellas of Realism
Heroes and Tricksters
Performances of Otherness

Selected Publications


  • Weber, A. Dana. Blood Brothers and Peace Pipes. Performing the Wild West in German Festivals. University of Wisconsin Press, 2019.

Edited Book

  • Weber, A. Dana, Wright-Cleveland, Margaret (Eds). Performativity – Life, Stage Screen. Reflections on a Transdisciplinary Concept. Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2018.


  • “ʻI almost pulled her to my heart, but…’ Conceptions of Masculinity in Karl May’s Wild West Fictions and their Contemporary Theatrical Adaptations.” In: Lahti, Janne. German and United States Colonialism in a Connected World. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2021. 229-152.
  • “From Glorious Nibelungs to Inglourious Basterds: Quentin Tarantino’s Refractive Retelling of Fritz Lang’s Epic Film.” German Studies Review 42/3, October 2019. 537-560.
  • “East German Gothic: Kurt Maetzig’s The Rabbit Is Me (1965).” In: Jeffers McDonald, Tamar and Frances Kamm. The Gothic Heroine on Screen. New York: Routledge, 2019. 157–170.
  • “The Eternal Return of the Author in the Multiplicity of Festival Times. In A. Dana Weber, Margaret E. Wright-Cleveland (Eds.), Performativity - Life, Stage, Screen. Reflections on a Transdisciplinary Concept. Berlin, Germany: LIT Verlag, 2018. 105-127.
  • “Im Schacht des Textes. Diskursive Schichten in E.T.A. Hoffmanns ‘Die Bergwerke zu Falun.’” Seminar 54:1, February 2018. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2-22.
  • “Vivifying the Uncanny: Ethnographic Mannequins and Exotic Performers in Nineteenth-Century German Exhibition Culture.” In Lehleiter, Christine (Ed.), Fact and Fiction. Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. 298-331.
  • “Of Handshakes and Dragons: Django’s German Cousins.” Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained.’ The Continuation of Metacinema. Ed. Oliver Speck. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. 51-73.