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Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: 18th-century literature; legal history; theater
Melissa Bissonette

Ph.D., City University of New York
B.A., Union College

Teaches the literature of the English Restoration and eighteenth century, and is especially interested in theatrical writing as an intersection of popular and literary forms. Also interested in the sometimes messy relations among literature, politics, and law, she has designed a new course focused on censorship.