Meg Worley

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Meg Worley

Associate Professor of Writing & Rhetoric and Film & Media Studies; Chair, Department of Writing & Rhetoric

Department/Office Information

Writing and Rhetoric, Film and Media Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
213B Lathrop Hall


  • 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, 2018.
  • 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.
  • “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