Meredith FarmerMs. Meredith Farmer

Visiting Instructor


Office: C5-C Tribble Hall


PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Spring 2015)
MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, Kenyon College 

Areas of Interest 

  • U.S. Literature and Culture
  • Literature & Science
  • Systems & Networks
  • Herman Melville
  • Meteorology, Climate, and Storms

Courses at Wake Forest

  • ENG 150: Detectives and Detection: U.S. Fiction 1841-Present
  • ENG 150: Literary and Scientific Methods: the U.S. Nineteenth Century
  • ENG 175: American Literature: Race, Heredity, and Genetics (with Lisa Klarr)

Selected Publications and Work in Progress

  • Melville’s Ontology (under advance contract, Northwestern UP).
  • Rethinking Ahab: Melville and the Materialist Turn (edited collection, under development).
  • “Herman Melville and Joseph Henry at the Albany Academy; or, Melville’s Education in Science” (under revision, Leviathan)
  • “A Natural History of Intellect?” Approaches to Teaching Emerson’s Essays and Other Works (forthcoming, Modern Language Association) 
  • “‘This Registers the Amount of Your Purchase’: The Price of Expectation,” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction: Volume on Stephen Crane (Fall 2007). 

Selected Fellowships

  • American Philosophical Society (2013)
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (2014)
  • Bakken Museum of Electricity (2014)
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation (2015)

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