Colleen Lannon

|Senior Lecturer
Academic Appointments


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.


37 Dewey Fld Rd, Room 223
HB 6250


  • 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.