Martin MeiselBrander Matthews Professor Emeritus of English and Dramatic Literature
Areas of Interest :European and American drama, 1500 to present; 19th-century fictions; literature and painting; Anglo-Irish and Scottish literature; 19th-century popular theater
A.B., Queens College (1952); M.A., Princeton (1957); Ph.D., Princeton (1960). Professor Meisel served as Department Chair for 1999-2000 and from 1980-83 and as GSAS Vice President 1986-87 and 1989-93; he came to Columbia in 1968 after having taught at Rutgers, Dartmouth, and the University of Wisconsin. He has held grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim, American Council of Learned Societies, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities at Edinburgh, Huntington Library, National Humanities Center, and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He is a member of the Doctoral Program Subcommittee on Theater. His publications include Shaw and the 19th-CenturyTheatre and Realizations: Narrative, Pictorial, and Theatrical Arts of the 19th Century. He is currently at work on a book concerning the imagination and representation of chaos from Hesiod to Beckett.