Melanie Dawson

Associate Professor

Office: Tucker Hall 022
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 10-10:50 and 1-1:50 & Fridays by appointment
Phone: 757-221-3926
Email: [[mvdaws]]

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

Books

dawson.jpgDawson, Melanie and Meredith L. Goldsmith. American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity. University Press of Florida, September 2018.

Emotional ReinventionsDawson, Melanie.  Emotional Reinventions: Realist-Era Representations Beyond Sympathy. University of Michigan Press, June 2015.

Black OxenDawson, Melanie and Gertrude Atherton. Black Oxen. Broadview Press, 2012.

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Dawson, Melanie. Laboring to Pay: Home Entertainment and the Spectacle of Middle- Class Cultural Life 1850-1920. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2005.

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Dawson, Melanie, and Susan Harris Smith, eds. The American 1890s: A Cultural Reader. Durham: Duke UP, 2000.

Background

BA University of Richmond - English and Music

AM William and Mary - English

PhD University of Pittsburgh - English