Melanie Hubbard

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University
B.A., New College of Florida

Melanie Hubbard received her Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and was awarded an NEH Research Fellowship in 2006 to pursue her research on Emily Dickinson's manuscripts and their contexts, a project which has increasingly focused on Dickinson's philosophical education and commitments. Hubbard also maintains a lively scholarly interest in and creative involvement with contemporary experimental poetry and poetics; her poetry collection, We Have With Us Your Sky (Subito 2012), marks both a practical and a theoretical engagement. Her teaching interests include American Poetry from 19th to 21st Centuries, British Romantics, Victorian Aesthetic Theory, Experimental Prose, and Poetics.

Fall Courses
Reading Poetry (Introduction to Close Reading)
Whitman and Dickinson: Poets in the 19th Century (Seminar)

Spring Courses (projected)
Modernist Poetry
In Praise of Copying (a course on contemporary 'uncreative' poetry & art)

Book in progress. “Skeptic Experiment: Dickinson’s Manuscripts and Poetics.”

Book Chapter. “Nineteenth Century Language Theory and the Manuscript Variants.” In Emily Dickinson in Context, edited by Eliza Richards, Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming Fall 2013.

Book Chapter. “Dickinson, Hume, and the Common Sense Legacy.” In Dickinson and Philosophy, edited by Jed Deppman and Marianne Noble. Cambridge University Press. August 2013.

Book Chapter. “The Word Made Flesh: Dickinson’s Variants and the Life of Language.” In Spectrum of Possibilities: Emily Dickinson’s Fascicles edited by Paul Crumbley and Eleanor Heginbotham, University of Ohio Press. Forthcoming 2013.

Contact Information

New College of Florida
Division of Humanities
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida 34243-2197
(941) 487-4120

Office of the Provost
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida  34243

Phone: (941) 487-4200
Fax: (941) 487-4201