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Christopher Trogan

Part-time Faculty
(212) 992-7772
1 Wash Pl, Room 431

B.A. Philosophy & Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1996
M.A. Philosophy, Columbia University, 1997
M.A. Comparative Literature, CUNY Graduate Center, 2003
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, CUNY Graduate Center, 2009

Christopher Trogan has been a member of the Gallatin faculty since 2001 and teaches first-year seminars as well as tutorials in aesthetics, literary theory and comparative literature. His first-year writing seminar, "Aesthetics on Trial," explores connections between aesthetics and ethics through controversial cases in cinema, photography and literature. His first-year research seminar, "The Lure of Beauty," examines the concept of beauty from a multidisciplinary perspective embracing philosophy, art history, literature, psychology and cultural studies. He also teaches tutorials and independent studies in continental aesthetics, literary theory, and the history of aesthetics. Trogan is currently working on a book on the ethics and aesthetics of suicide.

Teaching and Research Interests

aesthetics, ethics, existentialism, phenomenology, modernism (literary, visual, cinematic)

Recent News

In the November 2018 issue of Humanities Journal, Christopher Trogan had published “Suicide and Social Freedom in Ibsen’s ‘Hedda Gabler’”.

In November 2018, Christopher Trogan presented “Evaluating Attitudes: An Inquiry into Ethical Attitudes in the Work of Mark Rothko” at the Ninth International Conference on the Image, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, SAR.

Christopher Trogan