Meredith Farmer

Meredith FarmerDr. Meredith Farmer

Assistant Teaching Professor of Core Literature
Faculty Affiliate, Energy, Environment, & Sustainability


Office: C103 Tribble Hall


PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2016)
BA, Kenyon College (2005)

Areas of Interest

  • U.S. Literature and Culture to 1900
  • History of Science
  • Herman Melville
  • Meteorology, Climate, and Storms
  • Slavery in North Carolina

Book Projects

Digital Project

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Selected Fellowships

  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (2019)
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum (2016)
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation (2015)
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (2014)
  • Bakken Museum of Electricity (2014)
  • American Philosophical Society (2013)

Courses at Wake Forest

  • ENG 175: Environmental Destruction: Introduction to the Environmental Humanities
  • ENG 175: Hidden Town: Slave Narratives, National and Local
  • ENG 175: Detectives and Detection: U.S. Fiction 1841-Present
  • ENG 175: Literary and Scientific Methods: the U.S. Nineteenth Century
  • ENG 290: Introduction to Criticism and Theory
  • ENG 301: Melville and his Moments
  • ENG 361 / ENV 305: Introduction to the Environmental Humanities

Recent and Upcoming Talks

  • “Melville and the Model of Early Organic Chemistry,” Arizona Quarterly Symposium, Tucson, March 2021.
  • “Storm Warnings, Weather Maps, and the Rise of the Telegraph,” Roundtable on Infrastructure. C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Zoom, October 2020.
  • “The Hidden Town Project, A Partnership with Old Salem,” DH@Wake, Zoom, July 2020.

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