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Matthew T. Collins
Visiting Lecturer in the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric
Phone: (860) 297-2676 Office Location: 115 Vernon Street Room 202
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Trinity College faculty member since 2019
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Harvard Univ. (2018)
M.A., Institute of Fine Arts at NYU (2012)
B.A., Univ. of Texas at Austin (2008)

Matthew Collins has taught Italian culture, language and literature, as well as rhetoric, writing, and critical thinking. He holds a PhD from Harvard University in Italian Literature (2018), and an MA from NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts in the history of art and architecture (2012). His dissertation on the early printed illustrations of Dante’s Commedia stood at the nexus of his literary and art historical training. Illustrations of medieval and Renaissance texts, and theories of text and image, remain central to his work. He is the series editor of Reading Dante with Images published by Harvey Miller; the first volume is due out in 2020. He has taught in Harvard’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the University’s General Education program, and at the University of Hartford’s Department of English and Modern Languages. His teaching often incorporates inquiries into contemporary media practices including the use of visual rhetoric, and he emphasizes the importance of thinking and writing critically and clearly.