Collin Meissner

Assistant Dean, Office of Undergraduate Studies

Assistant Dean, Office of Undergraduate Studies
104E O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-7098


Areas of Advising Interest

Advising as pedagogy, humanities, undergraduate research opportunities, foreign language acquisition, study abroad, senior thesis.

Areas of Scholarly Interest

Prose fiction; history of narrative; literature and modern capital; contemporary literature; modern American drama and theatre studies; cultural studies.


Henry James and the Language of Experience. Cambridge University Press, 1999, pbk reissue 2010.

Selected articles and book chapters:

"Friendship and Fiction in Henry James" in Transforming Henry James, eds. Anna De Biasso, et. al. Cambridge, 2013. 179-95.

"The Rage of Wonderment" in Henry James and the Politics of Duplicity, eds. Annick Duperray and Adrian Harding. Cambridge, 2013. 163-77.

"The World's Story: Literature in the 21st Century" in Teaching World Literature, ed. David Damrosch, MLA (April 2009).

"Talking About Money: Art and Commerce in America" in Palgrave Advances in Henry James Studies, ed. Peter Rawlings, Palgrave (2007) 263-282.

"The Matter of Perception: American Girls and English Ghosts" in Approaches to Teaching Henry James, eds. Kimberly Reed and Peter Beidler, MLA (2005) 72-81.

"What Ghosts Will Be Left to Walk: Mercantile Culture and the Language of Art" in The Henry James Review, v. 21, no. 3 (2000) 242-52.

"The Princess Casamassima: Jame's 'Dirty Intellectual Fog'" in The Henry James Review, v. 19, no. 1 (1998) 53-71.

"Lambert Strether and the Negativity of Experience" in Studies in the Novel, v. 29, no. 1 (1997) 40-60.

"Recovery and Revelation: The Experience of Self-Exposure in James's Autobiography" in Genre, v. 29, no. 4 (1996) 473-94.


Ph.D. – University of Notre Dame
B.A. – University of British Columbia