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 (link is external) (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.