Jue, Melody

Associate Professor


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

Melody Jue is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research and teaching interests concern oceans & the environmental humanities, contemporary American literature, media theory, science fiction, science & technology studies, and the relation between theory and practice in swimming and scuba diving. Professor Jue is the author of Wild Blue Media: Thinking Through Seawater (Duke University Press, 2020), and the co-editor of Saturation: An Elemental Politics (Duke University, forthcoming September 2021) with Rafico Ruiz, and Informatics of Domination (Duke University Press, under contract) with Zach Blas and Jennifer Rhee. Professor Jue has published articles in Grey Room, Configurations, Women's Studies Quarterly, Animations: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction, and Size & Scale in Literature and Culture among others.  She currently directs the Center for Literature & Environment in the Department of English.



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


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

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