Colette Colligan




  • PhD (Queen's)


Colette Colligan completed her doctoral degree at Queen's University and, in 2003, joined SFU where she is currently a Professor of English. She specializes in nineteenth and early twentieth-century literature, publishing history, censorship, and the history of obscenity/pornography. Her most recent book is A Publisher's Paradise: Expatriate Literary Culture in Paris, 1890-1960 (University of Massachusetts Press, January 2014). Her earlier work includes The Traffic in Obscenity from Byron to Beardsley: Sexuality and Exoticism in Nineteenth-Century Print Culture (Palgrave 2006), a co-edited essay collection Media, Technology and Literature in the Nineteenth Century: Image, Sound, Touch (Ashgate 2011), and a co-edited edition of George Gissing's novel The Unclassed (ELS 2011). Her current research focuses on censorship and translation.

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