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Elizabeth Coen

Assistant Professor and Head of the M.A. in Theatre Studies, University of Houston
Class of 2016

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Elizabeth Coen is a PhD candidate at the University of Washington in Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism. She is currently finishing her dissertation “Staging Theater to Realize a Nation: The Development of German National Theater in the 18th Century.” In the summer of 2013, she received a Fritz Research Fellowship to begin her dissertation research in Vienna and in the summer of 2014, she traveled to Hamburg with the support of a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Elizabeth has shared her research at numerous conferences including ASTR, MATC, and ATHE and she recently published an article entitled “The Crescent, the Cross, and the Golden Apple: Staging Icons of Empire in the Opera Il Pomo d’Oro” with the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism.

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