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Jessie Dubreuil

Director, First Year Experience Program

I received my undergraduate and masters degrees from Stanford University and my Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. I specialize in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and American literature, with a particular focus on transatlantic Romanticism and its relationship to modern and postmodern poetic practice. My research and teaching concentrate on the rhetoric of enchantment in the work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Edgar Allan Poe, and Laura Riding, among others, and on writing and critical thinking across the curriculum. At Colorado College, I teach on topics from International Short Story to the Rhetoric of Health and Illness, as well as offering courses in the First Year Experience program. Before joining the Colorado College community, I taught literature, writing, and rhetoric at the University of Virginia and Rice University. 

Regular Classes

International Short Story

Literature and Memory

The Rhetoric of Health and Illness

Truth, Lies, and Statistics: Critical Reading and Analysis across Genres
“Chathexis”: The Rhetoric of New Media

Topics in English Literature: Tales out of School

Tradition and Change in Literature: All in the Family



    • Ph.D., English, University of Virginia
    • M.A., English, Stanford University
    • B.A., English, Stanford University