Melissa F. Zeiger

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of English


Sanborn, Room 205
HB 6032


  • 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