Marsha S. Collins


Greenlaw 213

Director of International Programs

Professor of Comparative Literature

Marsha S. Collins is a Professor of Comparative Literature. She received her AB from Smith College, MA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and MA and PhD from Princeton University. She is the author of books on Pío Baroja and Luis de Góngora, and articles on Cervantes, Galdós, Unamuno, Góngora, and Lope de Vega, among others. Her teaching and research focus on Early Modern European Literature, romance and pastoral, and the relationship between literature and the visual arts. Her new book, "Imagining Arcadia in Renaissance Romance," a comparative study of 16th-century fictional worlds in Renaissance romances, will be published in 2016.

Teaching Awards

John L. Sanders Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching, 2000
Outstanding Faculty Woman Award from Women's Issues Network and Student Government, 1997-1998



Ph.D. in Spanish from Princeton University

M.A. in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

A.B. in Comparative Literature from Smith College

Research Groups and Interests

Comparative Literature