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Narratives of Identity in Alban Berg's "Lulu"

  • Author: Santos, Silvio J. Dos
[Santos has] much to say about the dramatic representation of Lulu herself, and the role of a tonality-acknowledging 12-tone technique in that representation. Makes good use of the multiplicity... More…



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  • Introduction
  • Between Schoenberg and Wagner
  • Berg as Wagner: In Pursuit of an Ideal Identity
  • Refiguring Tristan
  • The Bild Motif and Lulu's Idenity
  • Marriage as Prostitution
  • Masculine, Feminine, and "In-between": Geschwitz as neue Frau
  • Conclusion: Berg's Wagnerism
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index