Berkeley English Faculty

Melanie Abrams Chandra

Melanie Abrams Chandra

Lecturer

Wheeler Hall, room 451
TTh 2-3:30pm and by appt
melanieabrams@berkeley.edu

Specialties


Books
Meadowlark
Meadowlark

A haunting novel about the lasting effects of childhood trauma and the resulting choices we make for our children. After growing up in an austere spiritual compound, two teenagers, Simrin and Arjun, escape and go their separate ways. Years later....(read more)

Playing: A Novel
Playing: A Novel

Abrams's debut novel is a revealing look inside the mind of a woman who enjoys being beaten, shamed and dominated by her lover. As her bedroom escapades become increasingly brutal, she struggles to make sense of her need for sexual violence, her rel....(read more)


Recent English Courses Taught
spring, 2021

141/1

Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, etc.)

141/101 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

141/102 -- discussion section

No instructor assigned yet.

143A/2

Short Fiction

summer, 2021

143A/1

Short Fiction

fall, 2020

141/1

Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, etc.)

143A/1

Short Fiction

spring, 2020

143A/1

Short Fiction

fall, 2019

43A/1

Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction

141/1

Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, etc.)

spring, 2019

141/1

Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, etc.): Writing Fiction and Poetry

fall, 2018

143A/3

Short Fiction

spring, 2018

143A/1

Short Fiction