Department of English

Justin Mellette

Justin Mellette Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
8092 Haley Center
(334) 844-9033

Office Hours

  • Monday 11:00-11:50 am & by appointment
  • Wednesday 11:00-11:50 am & by appointment
  • Friday 11:00-11:50 am & by appointment


Justin Mellette received his PhD from Pennsylvania State University and his BA from the University of South Carolina. He specializes in American literature, particularly southern and African American literature. His other research interests include comics and graphic novels, sports and literature, and music. He is currently at work on his first book manuscript, derived from his work in whiteness studies and southern literature.

Representative Publications

Representative Publications:

“‘One of us’: Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth and the Twenty-First Century Southern Novel.” Southern Cultures, vol. 22, no. 3, 2016, pp. 123-34.

“C.L.R. James and the Aesthetics of Sport.” African American Review, vol. 48, no. 4, 2015, pp. 457-71.

“Serialization and Empire in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman.” Studies in the Novel, vol. 47, no. 3, 2015, pp. 319-34.

“Of Empresses and Indians: A Compositional History of ‘The End of Hate.’” The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, vol. 12, 2014, pp. 108-23.

“‘Floating I saw only the sky’: Leisure and Self-Fulfillment in The Sun Also Rises.” The Hemingway Review, vol. 34, no. 1, 2014, pp. 61-75.

“Agency Through Fragmentation? The Problem of Delirium in The Sandman.” Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman: Essays on the Comics, Poetry and Prose. Eds. Tara Prescott and Aaron Drucker. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. 2012. pp. 47-63.

Last Updated: January 22, 2020