Jue, Melody

Assistant Professor

Education: 

Ph.D., Duke University
B.A., University of California, Davis

Melody Jue is Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research and teaching interests concern oceans & the environmental humanities, American literature, digital media & media theory, science fiction, science & technology studies, and the relation between theory and practice. She completed her Ph.D. in the Graduate Program in Literature at Duke University, where she was a recipient of the Katherine Goodman Stern Dissertation Completion Fellowship and James B. Duke Graduate Fellowship. Prior to this, she worked as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at the Open University of Hong Kong. Melody has published articles in Grey Room, Animations: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction, and has forthcoming work in Size & Scale in Literature and Culture. Drawing on the experience of becoming a scuba diver (supported by two Summer Research Fellowships from the Duke Graduate School), her current book project concerns how the ocean shifts our understanding of critical terms in media theory through its conditions of movement, erasure, and dissolution, and how this new understanding might be brought to bear on questions of cultural preservation and environmental justice.

Contact

Office: 

South Hall 2704

Office Hours: 

Winter 2017: Fridays, 11:30am -1:00pm

Telephone: 

805-893-7489

FAX: 

(805) 893-7491

Email: 

mjue@english.ucsb.edu

Mailing Address: 

English Department
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9580

Fields/Affiliations: 

Literature and the Environment
Transcriptions: The Culture of Information
American Literature
Literary Theory
Literature and Technology

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