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  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., University of Dallas
  • B.A., Biola University

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Melissa Schubert teaches great books at Biola University's Torrey Honors Institute. She happily studies Early Modern English literature, finding the prolific pens of such poets as Shakespeare, Spenser and Milton to be plenty fascinating. She is especially interested in the intersections between theology and literature in the English Reformation, in the reformation of poetics that concurred with that of the church. Beyond this, Melissa is serious about at least a few other things: gardening (unskilled amateur), Scrabble (skilled amateur) and being an auntie (aspiring professional).


  • Modern Language Association
  • Renaissance Society of America
  • Conference on Christianity and Literature


University Award for Mentoring Faculty, Biola University (2017)

Professor of the Year, Biola University (2011)

Publications (Selected)

  • On Much Ado About Nothing” in The Great Books Reader: Excerpts and Essays on the Most Influential Books in Western Civilization, Ed. John Mark Reynolds. Bethany Books, 2011.


  • "Bringing Miracles Back to Life: Pericles' Many Revivals" Presented at Western Regional Conference for Christianity and Literature, May 16-18, 2013. Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.
  • “‘Yet From Those Flames No Light’: Byron and Milton on Hell” Presented at Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, May 15-16, 2008. Biola University, La Mirada, CA.
  • “Giving Onions: The Economic Vision of Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov” Presented at Lilly Fellows Program National Research, November 9-11, 2006. Baylor Institute for Faith and Learning, Waco, Texas.
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