Meredith Martin

Faculty Director

Meredith Martin
  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Michigan


19 McCosh Hall

Meredith Martin specializes in anglophone poetry, historical poetics, poetry and public culture, and disciplinary and pedagogical history. In 2015 she received the Andrew Mellon New Directions Fellowship. Her book, The Rise and Fall of Meter 1860-1930 won the MLA Prize for a First Book in 2012. She began the Center for Digital Humanities in part to support her own project, the Princeton Prosody Archive, an archive of writing on prosody between 1570-1923 that includes thousands of searchable manuscripts, manuals, articles, grammar books, and materials; she has been editing and overseeing this project since 2007. Princeton graduate student Meagan Wilson now acts as the project manager. Martin also oversees the “Poetry@Princeton” website. She is working on a second project about the history and use of poetic forms in the study of language. 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.

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) 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” in 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.