Areas of Specialization
Late nineteenth-century American literature, cultural studies, history and theory of the novel, early twentieth-century American literature, intersections of literature and material cultures, periodicals in American culture
Dawson, Melanie. Laboring to Pay: Home Entertainment and the Spectacle of Middle- Class Cultural Life 1850-1920. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2005.
Dawson, Melanie, and Susan Harris Smith, eds. The American 1890s: A Cultural Reader. Durham: Duke UP, 2000.
BA University of Richmond - English and Music
AM William and Mary - English
PhD University of Pittsburgh - English