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Ileana Marin

Lecturer Part-Time
Ileana Marin

Contact Information

(206) 543-2605
PDL A-215
Office Hours: 
Spring 2021 (ONLINE ONLY) - By appointment


Ph.D., Comparative Literature w/ Certification in Textual Studies, University of Washington 2011
Ph.D., Philology, University of Bucharest, 2000
B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Bucharest, 1991

Ileana Marin teaches interdisciplinary courses at the University of Washington, Seattle, and at the Center of Excellence in Image Studies of the University of Bucharest. She has published books on tragic myths, Pre-Raphaelite artists, and most recently on Victorian aesthetics of erasure. Ileana Marin has participated in international conferences with papers on the de-humanizing power of art and the artistic legacy of communism as well as on the materiality of literary, pictorial, and graphic texts. Winner of several research grants she has explored interdisciplinary dialogues between text and image and the transformation of artworks into cultural icons.


Ileana is one of the founders of the Seattle based non-profit organization American Romanian Cultural Society that organizes the annual Romanian Film Festival, art exhibits, and Romanian language courses.

Courses Taught

Additional Courses

Scars on Romanian Culture: Dracula and Ceausescu

From Manuscript to Kindle

Experiencing Music and Literature

Artists, Citizens, and Censors: The Trouble with Art in Fascist and Communist Societies

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Professional Affiliations: 
Center of Excellence in Image Studies of the University of Bucharest, Romania