Dr Michèle Mendelssohn

Associate Professor in English Literature; Deputy Director, Rothermere American Institute; Fellow of Mansfield College


Dr Mendelssohn's research ranges from the late 19th century to the present day and covers both sides of the Atlantic. It encompasses British, American and Canadian literature. She has published widely on Victorian literature, 20th century cultural history, and contemporary writing. She is internationally recognised for her expertise on transatlantic literature, decadence, visual culture, race, gender and sexuality studies.


  • Oscar Wilde
  • Henry James
  • Victorians
  • American literature
  • Decadence
  • Popular culture
  • Gender and sexuality

Media experience

Dr Mendelssohn has experience of working with UK and international media.


English, French, German