Meredith Farmer

Wake Forest University

Meredith Farmer is an Assistant Teaching Professor of English at Wake Forest University, affiliated with the Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability. Her current project, Melville’s Leaks: Science, Materialism, and the Reconstitution of Persons, is under advance contract with Northwestern University Press. She is also at work on two editorial projects: a collection titled Rethinking Ahab: Melville and the Materialist Turn and a special issue of Leviathan on “Melville and Materialisms.” Her next project will focus on nineteenth-century hurricanes, the “American Storm Controversy,” and related antebellum attempts to model climate change. Her next article is titled “Moby-Dick and the Hurricane.”   


In 1826 the Army Medical Department proposed a Meteorological Register that would aim to make sense of the “material change in the climate” at a moment when “the time for improving” the problem was visibly “fast... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Meredith Farmer (Wake Forest University)

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C19 Environmental Humanities


S2 » Seminar 2: C19 Environmental Humanities (10:15 - Thursday, 22nd March, Boardroom East)

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