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Eugene Vydrin

Eugene Vydrin

Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A. English and American Literature, New York University, 2001
M.A. English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2002
M.Phil. English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2005
Ph.D. English and Comparative Literature, 

Eugene Vydrin is interested in the intertwining histories of literary and plastic form and in the mediums, both verbal and visual, that have transmitted and transformed them. He focuses primarily on modernism in the 20th century -- its aesthetics and politics, theories and practices, Romantic roots and postmodern transformations. He teaches the writing seminars “Collage: From Art to Life (and Back)” and “The Surreal Thing” and is currently completing a dissertation on the idea of medium specificity in 20th-century visual art and poetry. He is also researching his next project on the phenomenon of stylistic revival.


Contact Information

Eugene Vydrin

Visiting Assistant Professor
1 Wash Pl, Room 607
(212) 998-9150
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Office Hours
Monday 4-6
Tuesday 4-6
Wednesday 4-6
Thursday 4-6


2014 Spring

First-Year Research Seminar: Making Strange
Tue,Thu 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

First-Year Research Seminar: The Surreal Thing
Mon,Wed 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

2014 Fall

First-Year Writing Seminar: Collage: From Art to Life and Back
Mon,Wed 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

First-Year Interdisciplinary Seminar: Double, Double
Tue,Thu 6:20 PM - 7:35 PM

2013 Spring

First-Year Research Seminar: The Surreal Thing
Mon,Wed 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

20th-century poetry and poetics; modernism and the avant-garde; 20th-century art history, criticism, and theory; art historiography; film history and theory

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