Tony Lin

C3 Postdoctoral Fellow, Slavic Studies

Joined Connecticut College: 2014

B.A., B.M., Northwestern University
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley


Russian literature and music of the 19th and 20th centuries

Polish literature from Mickiewicz and beyond

Fryderyk Chopin in Polish and Russian culture

Transposition/Intermediality studies (relationship between literature and other art forms)

Theater of the Absurd

Tony Lin joined the faculty in 2014 as a C3 Postdoctoral Fellow in Slavic Studies. Lin is also an accomplished pianist, having graduated from Northwestern University's School of Music with a degree in piano performance and given numerous recitals in the United States and Europe.

He has taught Reading and Composition (on Russian literature and music) courses as well as Polish and Russian languages at the University of California, Berkeley, where he won the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award in 2010.

He is currently working on a book manuscript on the history of Fryderyk Chopin’s reception. Another project investigates writers and philosophers (such as Pasternak, Nietzsche, and Adorno) who were serious composers but whose music has largely been forgotten. 

Lin has won numerous grants (such as Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, IIE Fulbright Research Fellowship, Critical Language Scholarship, Kosciuszko Foundation Year Abroad Scholarship) to study and live in Russia, Poland, Germany and France.

Lin is teaching a first-year seminar, “The Absurd,” in Fall 2014.

Recent publications

"Beyond Science Fiction: Vladimir Odoevskii’s The Year 4338 as a Hybrid Text" in Russian Literature, Vol.74 No. 3-4 (2013)

"Gubaidulina’s Musical Setting of Poems by Tsvetaeva: Hommage à Marina Tsvetaeva (1984)" in Muzyka: Russian Music Past and Present Vols. 3-7 (2007-2011)

"Wyspianski’s The WeddingThree Case Studies" in Slavic and East European Performance Vol. 31 No. 2 (Fall 2011) 

Slavic Studies website.

Majoring in Slavic Studies. 

Contact Tony Lin

Mailing Address

Tony Lin
Connecticut College
Box #5427
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320


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