Colette Colligan

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme
Stay in France: from September 1st to October 31th, 2019

Colette Colligan is Professor of English at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Canada. She is co-founder of SFU Library’s Digital Humanities Innovation Lab and directs a study abroad field school in France in partnership with the Université de Tours. She specialises in book history, print and media culture, and digital cultural heritage, with a particular focus on transnational 19th- and 20th-century cultures and sexual history. Her most recent book, A Publisher’s Paradise. Expatriate Literary Culture in Paris, 1890-1960, explores the political and cultural dynamics that made Paris a publishing outpost for anglophone literary and sexual vanguardism from Wilde to Nabokov.

The project 

Title: Wilde News Abroad: International Journalism and Oscar Wilde’s London Trials

Keywords: Print and media culture; book history; 19th- and 20th-century literature and culture; transnational cultural formations; history of sexuality and pornography; digital humanities; digital cultural heritage; memory institutions; archive theory

Selected publications

  • Special Issue on Study Abroad in the Lake District and Beyond. Romantic Circles Pedagogy Commons, May 2017. (Co-edited with Michelle Levy and Paul Yoder). 
  • A Publisher’s Paradise: Expatriate Literary Culture in Paris, 1890-1960. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2014. 
  • Media and Literature in the Nineteenth Century: Image, Sound, Touch. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011. (Co-edited with Margaret Linley).
  • The Unclassed: The 1884 Text by George Gissing. Victoria: ELS, 2010. (Co-edited with Paul Delany)
  • The Traffic in Obscenity from Byron to Beardsley: Sexuality and Exoticism in Nineteenth-Century Print Culture. Palgrave, 2006.