Melissa F. Zeiger

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of English

205 Sanborn
HB 6032
Jewish Studies
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
B.A. Swarthmore College
M.A. Cornell University
Ph.D. Cornell University

Selected Publications

"'Less Than Perfect': Negotiating Breast Cancer in Popular Romance Novels" (2012)

"Grace Paley's Poetics of Breath" (2009)


“Beyond Mourning and Melancholia: AIDS Elegies” Oxford Quarterly , (Spring 1997) 51-72.

Beyond Consolation: Death, Sexuality, and the Changing Shapes of Elegy , (1997).

Works in progress

Current projects: The Poetics and Politics of Gardens; Elizabeth Bishop's Reading