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Melissa Bradshaw

Melissa Bradshaw

I currently serve as Writing Across the Curriculum coordinator at Loyola University Chicago, where I also teach literature, writing, and graduate level theory. Before this I taught in the Program in Women’s and Gender Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at DePaul University, where I was an Assistant Professor from 2004 to 2010. From 2002-2004 I served as an Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program at Barat College of DePaul University.  I received a Ph.D. in English with a certificate in Women’s Studies from Stony Brook University in 2000. I have published extensively on the American poet Amy Lowell, co-editing a volume of her poems as well as a volume of scholarly essays about her. My book, Amy Lowell, Diva Poet (Ashgate, 2011) won the 2011 MLA Book Prize for Independent Scholars. I am currently working on an edition of Lowell’s collected letters and a book on American poetry and celebrity, titled Collectable Women: Femininity, Iconicity, and Poetry’s Public Archive.