Prof. Collins teaches twentieth-century French literature. His particular interests include modern esthetic theory and contemporary intellectual history. His three most recent essays have appeared in the on-line journal Anthropoetics: "From Myth to Market: Bataille's Americas Lost and Found"(Vol. V, No.2); "Justice of the Pieces: Deconstruction as a Social Psychology (Vol. IV, No. 1); "L'Amour intellectuel de Dieu: Lacan's Spinozism and Religious Revival in Recent French Thought" (Vol III, No. 1). In addition to his responsibilities in French and Italian, he teaches in the Department of Comparative Literature, and is Adjunct Associate Professor in the University's School of Music.
Research Advised: Graduate Dissertations
- Two FIS Faculty Named Chevaliers dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques! - May 20, 2015
- W14 Course: TRASH: An Enlightenment of Sorts - November 7, 2013