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.
- "Revising the National Theater Narrative of 18th-Century Germany," Mid-America Theatre Conference 2014, History Symposium #21.
- "Enacting Engravings: The Pictorial Narrative of Il Pomo d'Oro," Mid-America Theatre Conference, March 2013.
- "Silencing the Fool: The Hanswurst Controversy of 18th Century Vienna," American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, April 2013.
- "The Commerce of Textual Sex: How Ken Davenport Made My First Time." American Society for Theatre Research Conference, November 2011.