Colleen Lannon

Lecturer in Writing

My background is in Victorian and modernist British literature; I use the works of those periods to engage students in the ongoing conversation of academic scholarship. My teaching is informed by my 20 years’ experience as a professional business writer and editor. I focus on helping students gain a level of rhetorical flexibility that will serve them well in the social and professional environments they will encounter after graduation.

Curriculum Vitae
Parker House 302-A
HB 6250
Department:
Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
Education:
B.A. Harvard University
Ph.D. Boston College

Selected Publications

“Whose Fault? The Speculator’s Guilt in Little Dorrit.” Victorian Literature and Culture (forthcoming).

“Landscaping.” Review of Hardy’s Geography: Wessex and the Regional Novel. By Ralph Pite (Palgrave, 2002). Essays in Criticism 55.1 (15 January 2005): 88-95.

Speaking Engagements

“Whose Fault? The Spectator's Guilt in Little Dorrit,” Harvard Humanities Center Seminar, Cambridge, MA, Dec. 6, 2007.

“Joyce’s Colonial ‘Hades:’ Memory, Geography, and Writing the Nation,” M/MLA Convention, Milwaukee, WI Nov. 10-13, 2005.

"Gambling and Speculation in Mid-Victorian England: Middlemarch and the Search for Value," RMMLA Conference, Missoula, MT October 9-11, 2003.