Melinda Nielsen

Assistant Professor of Classical Literature

Nielsen1 Brooks College 157
Tel: (254) 710-7683


  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame
  • B.A., Hillsdale College


  • Boethius
  • Manuscript Studies
  • Medieval English Literature

Research Interests

Work on the translation and adaptation of the classical past in medieval culture.

Selected Publications

  • "Amending Oneself: Compilatio and Revisio in William Langland, Ranulph Higden, and Thomas Usk." In New Directions in Medieval Manuscript Studies and Reading Practices: Essays in Honor of Derek Pearsall's 80th Birthday, ed. Kathryn Kerby-Fulton (University of Notre Dame Press, Spring 2014)
  • "St. Socrates and St. Severinus: Philosophical Martyrdom in the Consolation of Philosophy," LOGOS: Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture (forthcoming, 2014)
  • "Scholastic Persuasion in Thomas Usk's Testament of Love," Viator: Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 42.2 (August, 2011): 183-203

Work in Progress

  • "Being Boethius: Vita, Politics, and Treason in Thomas Usk's Testament of Love"
  • "Boethius's Discarded Image: The Artes Liberales at Oxford."