Melissa Valiska Gregory

Gregory-vertical-by-DanAssociateĀ Professor, Honors Advisor, Associate Dean for the Humanities
University Hall 3610A; 419.530.5507
Office Hours: Wed 2-5 pm by appointment

Melissa Valiska Gregory (PhD Indiana) is Associate Dean for the Humanities in the College of Arts and Letters and an Associate Professor 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 childrenā€™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.