Carnegie Mellon University

Elizabeth  Dieterich

Elizabeth Dieterich

Ph.D. Student

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Area of Study

PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies


My research in Literary and Cultural Studies focuses on dramatic literature, performance, and the culture of playgoing in early modern England. Recently, I have presented papers on affect in the theatre, bodies of size on the early modern stage, and silent film adaptations of Shakespeare. Before coming to CMU, I taught composition and literature at Jackson College, City Colleges of Chicago, American Islamic College, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and worked as a performer, dramaturg, and education manager with professional theatre companies in Michigan and Chicago, IL.


BA, Literature and Theatre Arts, Eastern Michigan University
MA, Literature, Eastern Michigan University


early modern, drama, Shakespeare, performance studies, digital humanities, print cultures