Department of English Language and Literature

Melissa Valiska Gregory

Melissa Valiska GregoryProfessor, Associate Dean for the Humanities
University Hall 3610A; 419.530.5507
Office hours: By appointment

Melissa Valiska Gregory (PhD Indiana) is Associate Dean for the Humanities in the College of Arts and Letters and a Professor of English specializing in nineteenth-century British Literature. The winner of the North American Victorian Studies Association President's Award for extraordinary service in the field, she has published articles on Victorian domesticity, nineteenth-century poetry and the Victorian novel, and, along with Dr. Melisa Klimaszewski of Drake University, has co-edited and introduced four of Charles Dickens's collaboratively written Christmas stories for Hesperus Press, as well as written a biography of Dickens for Hesperus's Brief Lives series. She is also the editor of the selection of original children's verse in the fifth volume of the Broadview Anthology of British Literature. Her current book manuscript focuses on nineteenth-century women poets who use the subject of motherhood as an opportunity to experiment with literary genre. Her recent essay "Melodrama and the Penitent Woman Tableau in Victorian Culture: From Tennyson to Conrad" is available online from Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net.

Last Updated: 10/30/19