Tanya Mushinsky, PhD, is Lecturer in Foreign Languages and Cultures at Columbia College, where she teaches French and Spanish. She holds a PhD in French from New York University (2012), an MA with honors in French from New York University, and a BA in Romance Languages and Literatures, with a concentration in French, from the University of Chicago.
Prior to her employment at Columbia, Dr. Mushinsky has taught French language, French literature, French civilization and culture, French composition, French conversation, business French, and Spanish language. Her thesis is on Jean Moréas, a late-19th and early-20th century French poet of Greek origin. Through her thesis, she has created a concordance to his six major works of poetry, and has analyzed the data from this concordance, reaching conclusions about the originality of Moréas' poetic expression in the literature of his time and in French literature in general, and about the evolution of Moréas' work across time.
Dr. Mushinsky also presented the paper "Adam de la Halle: Author of Arras, Writer of Arras" at the Columbia University Medieval Guild Conference and has submitted an article to an issue of the literary journal "Quêtes littéraires," of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes. The issue, called "Aux Confins de l'absence," deals with absence as a thematic aspect and as a structural aspect of literary texts; Mushinsky's article pinpoints these aspects in Moréas' poetic work.
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Dr. Tanya Mushinsky
Columbia College Chicago
Department of HHSS
600 S. Michigan Ave.