Meredith Martin holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan and, at Princeton, teaches courses such as “Reading Literature: Poetry,” “The Literature of the Fin de Siècle,” “Nineteenth Century Poetry,” “Modern Poetry” in the Department of English. In the fall of 2011, she will teach a new course on “Literature and War.”
She has a book soon to appear, The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture and is currently working on articles about nineteenth and twentieth century prosody and literary history, Gerard Manley Hopkins and the history of scansion, and the meter of hip hop. Her most ambitious project is in the digital humanities: the Princeton Prosody Archive, an archive of writing on prosody between 1750-1950 that includes thousands of searchable manuscripts, manuals, articles, grammar books, and materials; she has been editing and overseeing this project since 2007. Martin also oversees the online "Poetry@Princeton" website, to which she invites you to subscribe: http://english.princeton.edu/poetry/.