Meredith FarmerMs. Meredith Farmer

Visiting Assistant Professor

Contact

Office: C5-H Tribble Hall
Email: farmerma@wfu.edu 

Degrees

PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Fall 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)
  • ENG 175: Literary and Scientific Methods: the U.S. Nineteenth Century

Book Projects

  • Melville’s Ontology (under advance contract, Northwestern UP).
  • Rethinking Ahab: Melville and the Materialist Turn (edited collection, contributors selected).

Selected Publications and Work-in-Progress

  • “Melville and Meteorology: Three Ways of Looking at a Vortex” (under review).
  • “‘Death Trellised Life’: Melville and the Model of Early Organic Chemistry” (manuscript solicited, Arizona Quarterly, Special Issue on Biopolitics).
  • “A Natural History of Intellect?” Approaches to Teaching Emerson’s Essays and Other Works (forthcoming, Modern Language Association).
  • “Herman Melville and Joseph Henry at the Albany Academy; or, Melville’s Education in Mathematics and Science” (forthcoming, Leviathan). 

Selected Fellowships

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

Recent and Upcoming Talks

  • “Organic Melville: On Literary and Chemical Forms” (Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, April 2015).
  • “What Was American Literature?” (Futures of American Studies Institute, Hanover, June 2015).
  • “Melville and the Model of Early Organic Chemistry,” (Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Houston, November 2015). 
  • “Introduction to Rethinking Ahab: Melville and the Materialist Turn,” Roundtable with Branka Arsić, Jennifer Fleissner, Donald Pease, Geoffrey Sanborn, and Michael Snediker (MLA, Austin, January 2016).

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