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Eugene Vydrin

Clinical Assistant Professor
(212) 992-6324
428 - 1 Wash Pl

Office Hours
Monday By Appt
Tuesday By Appt
Wednesday By Appt
Thursday By Appt
Friday By Appt

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, Columbia University, 2013

Eugene Vydrin teaches and studies twentieth - as well as nineteeth century European and North American literature. He is also interested in visual art, film, and television, and the history and practice of criticism. Across these times and mediums, he looks at the ways that artworks, both verbal and visual, represent specific places, especially those in which the superseded past lingers or returns. Vydrin wrote his dissertation about the modernist aesthetic doctrine of medium specificity site where they are made. He is currently wirting about British detective fiction, its relation to national identity, and its representation of the local past. Vydrin has taught at Gallatin since 2008 and became a full - time member of the faculty in 2013. He has also taught in the First - Year English program at Barnard College. He was recognized with an Adviser of Distinction Award in 2013 and the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2020. 

Teaching and Research Interests

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

Eugene Vydrin