Melanie HolmProfessor

Assistant Chair
Director of CAL

Office: 405-A Leonard
Personal Website


PhD in Comparative Literature, Rutgers University
BS Mathematics, Literature, MIT

Research and Teaching Interests

British Literature of the Long-Eighteenth Century and Early Modern Period, Women Writers, Satire, Literature of Conquest and Travel Writing, Skepticism, Quixotism, Post-Colonialism, The European and Transatlantic Enlightenments, Intellectual History, Women's & Gender Studies, Digital Humanities, Humanist Learning Theory.


Melanie Holm is currently working on a book titled The Skeptical Imagination: Gender, Genre, and Sociability in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, which explores the influence of skepticism on feminist writings on sociability and the practice of satiric fiction in the long eighteenth century.