Joseph M. Meyer

Joseph M. Meyer 

Degrees: Ph.D. from University of Arkansas

Brief Bio: Joe received his Ph.D. in early American literature from the University of Arkansas. His research is primarily concerned with biblical hermeneutics, the epic hero, and digital Humanities. In his WCI classes, Joe often brings in early American texts in order to show how American culture has evolved—and how these same motifs from texts like the captivity narrative of Mary Rowlandson, Douglass autobiography, and Moby-Dick continue to shape the movements of American culture on a daily basis. In addition to his personal scholarship, Joe has been working with a group of Melville scholars on the Melville Electronic Library project out of Hofstra University since 2009. This project seeks to digitize and annotate Melville’s texts in order to open up further avenues of discovery and to promote scholarly collaboration.

CV: Joseph M. Meyer