Collin Meissner, Assistant Dean
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies
104 O’Shaughnessy Hall
Ph.D. – University of Notre Dame
B.A. – University of British Columbia
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.