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Dinsman, Melissa

Dinsman, Melissa

Associate Professor


Phone: 718-262-2525
Office Location: AC-2B10

Melissa Dinsman is Assistant Professor of English and author of Modernism at the Microphone: Radio, Propaganda, and Literary Aesthetics During World War II (2015). Her research focuses on WWII women writers, the politics of the domestic, and information networks. Dinsman is currently at work on her next book project, which explores the ways British women writers sold WWII to the American public. With her colleague, Heather Robinson, Dinsman also writes about Violet Hunt, a forgotten interwar female writer. Some of Dinsman’s most recent work can be found in Modernism/modernity, International Yeats Studies, the new Teaching Modernist Women’s Writing in English collection, and Public Books. She also currently serves as co-President of the Space Between society.

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PhD University of Notre Dame Literature 2013 
MA University of York Modern Literature 2006 
BA University of Nevada, Las Vegas English and German 2003 

Areas of Expertise

  • 20th-Century British and American Modernism
  • World War II Literature
  • Media Studies

Publications in Field Of Expertise