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Melissa Lingle-Martin

Assistant Professor
Phone: (239) 745-4319
Office: RH 133

Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.A. University of New Hampshire
B.A. Grove City College

Professor Lingle-Martin specializes in nineteenth-century American literature and culture, women’s writing, and law and literature. She has additional expertise in justice studies, visual culture, the American novel, and feminist and critical race theories. In her teaching, she encourages students to read literature in its multidisciplinary context and to use the tools of the digital humanities to see and understand literature and culture in new and meaningful ways.

Her research is also multidisciplinary and examines the connections between social justice and the social imaginary, especially as manifest in the literature, law, and visual culture of nineteenth-century America. Professor Lingle-Martin was a Taylor Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture. Her essay “Iconoclasm, Parody, and the Provocations of Lydia Maria Child’s A Romance of the Republic” is forthcoming in Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers.