Lin Chen is a Lecturer at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he had developed, taught, and assisted in teaching a wide variety of composition and writing-intensive literature courses at the University of Washington and the University of California, Riverside. He holds a PhD from the University of Washington, an MA from the University of California, Riverside, and a BA from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.
Chen’s primary area of specialization is English poetry, especially that of the Romantic period. Trained, however, as a comparatist, his interests and expertise extend well beyond British borders and the early-19th century. His dissertation, “Tao Yuanming and William Wordsworth: A Parallel Study,” for example, demonstrates his ability to straddle the divide between the literary traditions of China and the West.
- British Romanticism
- Post-Enlightenment Western literature
- Traditional Chinese poetry and poetics
- Literary theory
- Rhetoric and composition
- PhD, Comparative Literature
University of Washington
- MA, Comparative Literature
University of California, Riverside