Melissa Free

Ross-Blakley Hall 150
PO Box 871401
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1401

Biography

Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a graduate minor in Gender and Women’s Studies and certification in the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. M.A. in English Literature from North Carolina State University. B.A. in English Literature from Duke.

Articles in Victorian Studies, Conradiana, Genre, Joyce Studies Annual, Studies in the Novel, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Book History, The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture (ed. Juliet John), and Victorian Freaks (ed. Marlene Tromp). Editor, The Dead and Other Stories, by James Joyce (Broadview, 2014). Current book project: “‘That Indefinable Something Besides’: Southern Africa, British Identity, and the Authorial Informant,” a study of gender, genre, and race in British South African literature from the Boer Wars to the World Wars.

Education

Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a graduate minor in Gender and Womens Studies and certification in the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. M.A. in English Literature from North Carolina State University. B.A. in English Literature from Duke.

Research Interests

Victorian literature and culture; twentieth-century British literature and culture; postcolonial studies; women's, gender, and sexuality studies; genre studies.

Publications

Articles in Victorian StudiesGenreJoyce Studies AnnualStudies in the NovelTexas Studies in Literature and LanguageBook History, Conradiana (forthcoming), as well as in The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture (ed. Juliet John, Oxford UP, 2016) and Victorian Freaks: The Social Context of Freakery in Britain (ed. Marlene Tromp, Ohio State UP, 2008). Editor, The Dead and Other Stories, by James Joyce (Broadview, 2014). 

Research Activity

Current book project: “‘That Indefinable Something Besides’: Southern Africa, British Identity, and the Authorial Informant,” a study of gender, genre, and race in British South African literature from the Boer Wars to the World Wars.​

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 426 British Culture and Empire
ENG 501 Approaches to Research
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 501 Approaches to Research
Spring 2017
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ENG 329 19th-Century British Fiction
ENG 461 Studies in Women and Lit
WST 494 Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 401 Topics in Critical Theory
ENG 602 Adv Studies Theory/Criticism
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 401 Topics in Critical Theory
ENG 461 Studies in Women and Lit
WST 494 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 426 British Culture and Empire
ENG 635 Advanced Studies British Lit
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 436 Studies Anglophone Lit/Culture
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 222 Survey of English Literature
ENG 329 19th-Century British Fiction
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 329 19th-Century British Fiction