James M. Collins

Faculty-Collins

Professor, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre
Concurrent Professor, Department of English

Specialty: Digital culture, Postmodernism, cultural theory, narrative

Degrees: B.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

James Collins is a concurrent professor of English who teaches and studies popular narrative, film, digital culture, and postmodernism. His most recent book is Bring on the Books for Everybody: How Literary Culture became Popular Culture. He is also the author of Uncommon Cultures: Popular Culture and Postmodernism and Architectures of Excess: Cultural Life in the Age of Information. He has also edited High-Pop, and co-edited Film Theory Goes to the Movies. 

 

Selected Publications

  • Bring on the Books for Everybody: How Literary Culture Became Popular Culture. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010
  • High-Pop: Making Culture into Popular Entertainment. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2002.
  • Architecture of Excess: Cultural Life in the Information Age. New York: Routledge, 1995.
  • Uncommon Cultures: Popular Culture and Postmodernism. New York: Routledge, 1989.
  • Collins, Jim, Ava Preacher Collins and Hilary Radner, eds. Film Theory Goes to the Movies. New York: Routledge, 1993.

 

Contact Information
202 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
(574) 631-7161
Collins.3@nd.edu

Postal address
Department of Film, Television, and Theatre
230 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556