Meredith L McGill, Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University, will deliver a lecture at Princeton University. She is the author of American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting, 1837-1853 (2003) a study of nineteenth-century American resistance to tight control over intellectual property. She has edited two collections of essays: “Taking Liberties with the Author” (2013), which explores the persistence of the author as a shaping force in literary criticism, and “The Traffic in Poems: Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Transatlantic Exchange” (2008), in which a variety of scholars model ways of understanding nineteenth-century poetry within a transatlantic frame. Her overview of the last thirty-five years of scholarship on book history and intellectual property can be found in Book History 16 (2013). She is currently completing a study of poetry and mass-culture in the antebellum U.S. Her research and teaching interests include nineteenth-century American literature, the history of the book in American culture, American poetry and poetics, law and literature, literary theory, and media history.