Rachel Kyne



Research Interests: 

Modernism; Renaissance; the history of lyric; poetics; aesthetic theories; visual arts and the historicity of vision; the city; photography; political subjectivities; sovereignty

Graduation Year: 


Dissertation Title: 

"Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest: Modernist Momentums"


Regularly attends the Poetry & Poetics workshop and the Modernism workshop. Occasionally attends the Literature & Science, 18th/19th Century, Renaissance, and Literature & Philosophy workshops.


Rachel Kyne has a BFA in Painting (2005) from Emily Carr University in Vancouver  and an MA in English and Creative Writing (2010) from Concordia University in Montreal, where her thesis was a manuscript of poetry. She has been in a PhD student at UChicago since 2010 and a curatorial intern at the Smart Museum of Art since 2011. She works on British and French modernism, visual culture, and poetics. Now in her 5th year, she is beginning a dissertation on long durations and modernist stuckness in time under the supervision of Bill Brown and Maud Ellmann.

Teaching Experience: 

Teaching Assistantships: Intro to Poetry, Shakespeare's Greek and Roman Plays, and Late 20th Century American Literature and Culture, British Literature to 1660 (survey), and Intro to Literary Study.

Lectureship: French Avant-gardes and Anglo-American Modernism (Fall 2014)