Meredith Martin

Meredith Martin
Meredith Martin
Associate Professor | Director of the Center for Digital Humanities
19 McCosh Hall
(609) 258-1863
Office Hours: 
Spring '19: W 10:30 - 12:30 & by appt.

Ph.D.  Comparative Literature, University of Michigan. Meredith Martin specializes in anglophone poetry with interests in historical prosody, historical poetics,  poetry and public culture, and disciplinary and pedagogical history. She is the Faculty Director of the Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton, which started under her leadership in 2014. Her book, The Rise and Fall of Meter, Poetry and English National Culture, 1860-1930 (Princeton UP, 2012), was the winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book, the Warren Brooks Prize for Literary Criticism, and co-winner of the Sonya Rudikoff Prize for the Best First Book in Victorian Studies. She has been building and directing, since 2007, the Princeton Prosody Archive, which contains writing on poetics, prosody, rhetoric, grammar, speech, and literary history published between 1570-1923. Princeton graduate student Meagan Wilson is the project manager. Martin also oversees Poetry@Princeton, a calendar of poetry events on campus, to which she invites you to subscribe. Her current book project is titled The Invention of English Poetry and it uses the resources of the Princeton Prosody Archive to investigate the intersection of philologic and poetic theories of language and form from outside of England. She teaches Reading Literature: Poetry, The Literature of the Fin de Siècle, Nineteenth Century Poetry, Modern Poetry, graduate courses in Historical Poetics and Victorian Poetry, and Literature and War.

Selected Publications: 

Recent Work

2015    “’Imperfectly Civilized: Ballads, Nations, and Histories of Form” ELH, 82.2, 345-363.

2015    Entries on “Robert Bridges” (3,500 words)  “Prosody” (3,500 words) in The Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature(Wiley-Blackwell), edited by Dino F. Felluga, Pamela K. Gilbert, and Linda K. Hughes.

2014    “Georgian Poetry and the “Genteel’ Tradition,” with Erin Kappeler, in A Companion to Modernist Poetry(London: Wiley-Blackwell), edited by David Chinitz and Gail Macdonald(University of Southampton) with Erin Kappeler. 197-208.

2013    “Gerard Manley Hopkins and Sacred Language” Special Issue of Religion and Literature edited by Martin DuBois 45.2, 166-180.

2013    “Alice Meynell” in The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry, (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2013) edited by Matthew Bevis, 579-590.        

2013    “Was there a Decadent Metre at the Fin de Siècle?” in Decadent Poetics (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), edited by Jason David Hall and Alex Murray, 46-64.

2013    “Rupert Brooke’s Ambivalent Mourning, Ezra Pound’s Anticipatory Nostalgia” in Modernism and Nostalgia (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) edited by Tammy Clewall 183-197.