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Makala, Melissa

Makala, Melissa


Office: 604 Strode
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Ph.D. English, University of South Carolina; M.A. English, East Carolina University; B.A. English and History, Barton College

Research Interests: Melissa Edmundson Makala specializes in nineteenth and twentieth-century British women writers, women's ghost stories, the Gothic, literature and empire, popular fiction, Anglo-Indian writers, and First World War literature.

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Women’s Colonial Gothic Writing, 1850-1930: Haunted Empire. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Dinah Mulock Craik. 1851. The Half-Caste: An Old Governess's Tale. Edited and with a new introduction by Melissa Edmundson. Broadview Press, 2016.

Editor. The Gothic Tradition in Supernatural: Essays on the Television Series. McFarland, 2016.

Women’s Ghost Literature in Nineteenth-Century Britain. University of Wales Press, 2013.

Alice Perrin. 1901. East of Suez. Edited and with a new introduction by Melissa Edmundson Makala. Victorian Secrets Publishing, 2011.