Jeroen Coppens is currently a Post-Doctoral Assistant at the Department of Art History, Musicology and Theatre Studies at Ghent University and teaches the master course Dramaturgy. He is a member of Studies in Performing Arts & Media (S:PAM, Ghent University). Jeroen Coppens holds degrees in Philosophy (University of Antwerp, 2007) and Theatre and Film Studies (University of Antwerp, 2008 & 2009). In 2009, he completed his studies at the Free University of Berlin.
In 2016, he obtained his doctoral degree at Ghent University with a dissertation entitled Visually Speaking. A Research into Visual Strategies of Illusion in Postdramatic Theater. Bringing together theatre studies and visual studies, the research looks at illusionistic practices in contemporary theatre and uncovers how they critically engage with historical scopic regimes while simultaneously exploring new, contemporary ways of looking.
Jeroen Coppens publishes on the themes of visual dramaturgy, intermediality, postdramatic theatre and the performance of images. He is a co-editor of the books Dramaturgies in the New Millennium (Schriftenreihe Forum Modernes Theater, 2014) and Unfolding Spectatorship: Shifting Political, Ethical and Intermedial Positions (Academia Press, 2016). As a freelance dramaturge, Jeroen also collaborates with video artist Ariane Loze.
Institution: Ghent University, Belgium
Affiliation: Post-Doctoral researcher at S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media)