Tony Lin

Visiting Lecturer

Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Berkeley

B.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures, Psychology, Northwestern University

Office: 1228 Cathedral of Learning

Tony Lin teaches all levels of Russian language as well as Russian literature, focusing on the relationship between literature and other artistic media, especially music. Lin is an accomplished pianist and speaks six languages fluently.


2016-2017. Department of State Title VIII Research Scholar Grant (Moscow, Russia)

2014-2017. Faculty-Student Engagement Funds (at Connecticut College)

2013-2014. Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grant (Russia and Poland)

2008. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship for Advanced Russian

Courses Taught

Russian Language (all levels)

Polish Language

The Russian Novel

The Absurd in Russian and East European Literature

Transpositions and Intersections: Music and Literature


“Beyond Science Fiction: Vladimir Odoevskij’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)

“Wyspiański’s The Wedding: Three Case Studies” in Slavic and East European Performance Vol. 31 No. 2 (Fall 2011)

Research Interests

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)