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Meg Worley

Meg Worley

Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric & Film and Media Studies
Writing and Rhetoric, 213B Lathrop Hall
p 315-228-7713


  • PhD in Comparative Literature, Stanford University
  • BA, Emory University


  • Philology in its many guises
  • Visual rhetoric, data visualization
  • Medieval literature & linguistics
  • Digital humanities, digital rhetorics, hacker culture, online privacy
  • Punctuation 
  • History & future of the book, typography, codicology, paleography
  • Comics studies, videogaming, game theory
  • Translation studies
  • Biblical rhetoric
  • Children's literature


  • "The Rhetoric of Disruption," in Disrupting the Digital Humanities, 2017.
  • The Ormulum: A Digital Critical Edition. Archive of Early Middle English, 2016.
  • "Hyperreading Then and Now," in Medieval/Digital Modalities, 2016.
  • "Body of Text," College Literature, 2016.
  • “Wilfred Santiago and the Strategic Offense,” The Hooded Utilitarian, 2011.
  • “Can This Really Be the End? Nation, Salvation, Commodification, Preservation,”  Postscripts, 2010.
  • "Daniel the Dreamer, Daniel the Dream-Reader," in  Dreams and Dream Visions, 2010.
  • “It’s a Mole-Eat-Hare World: The Riverbank, the School, and the Colony,” in Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows: A Classic at 100, 2009.
  • "Using the Ormulum to Redefine Vernacularity," in The Vulgar Tongues: Medieval and Postmedieval Vernacularity, 2003 [paperback edition, 2012].


  •  NEH Scholarly Editions & Translations Major Award, 2013.
  • Wig Distinguished Professorship for Excellence in Teaching, Pomona College, 2010
  • Mellon 8 Research/Teaching Partnership Grant, 2009 (declined)
  • Exchange Fellow, British Academy, 2007-08
  • Visiting Fellow at Downing College, Cambridge, 2008
  • National Humanities Center Summer Institute, 2007
  • Mellon Fellowship for the Humanities, 1995-1996