- Mabel Green Meyers Professor of French, Comparative Literature, and the Divinity School, Department of Romance Languages & Literature
Professor Meltzer's scholarship includes work on contemporary critical theory and 19th-century French literature. Her most recent book is For Fear of the Fire: Joan of Arc and the Limits of Subjectivity, which explores the gendering of subjectivity from within the context of Joan of Arc's trial. As a comparatist, Meltzer integrates German and English literature into her work as well as French. She has been a co-editor of the journal Critical Inquiry since 1982.