Meredith Farmer is an Assistant Teaching Professor of English. Her current project, “Melville’s Leaks: Science, Materialism, and the Reconstitution of Persons,” is under advance contract with Northwestern University Press. A related edited collection, Ahab Unbound: Melville and the Materialist Turn, will be published by Minnesota University Press in Spring 2022. Her next project, “Reading the Weather in the Nineteenth Century,” is a scientific, cultural, and literary history of the “American Storm Controversy” and related attempts to model climate change.