Stepan Atamian joined the department after completing his B.A. in German at Columbia University (2016) and his M.A. in Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago (2019). His master's project explored the ways stage productions can examine a theatrical work's reception history through the Bayreuther Festspiele's most recent productions of Wagner's Meistersinger von Nürnberg. He is pursuing a joint degree in Germanic Studies and Theater and Performance Studies.
Cohort Year: 2019
Research Interests: Richard Wagner; Adaptation; E.T.A. Hoffmann; Tragedy; and Scenography.
Education: B.A. in German Literature and Cultural History, Columbia University, 2016; M.A. in Theater and Performance Studies, University of Chicago, 2019