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Martin Mueller

Professor Emeritus of English & Classics

PhD, Indiana University


Martin Mueller (PhD Classics, Indiana University) is the author of Children of Oedipus and Other Essays on the Imitation of Greek Tragedy 1550-1800 (1980), a monograph on the Iliad (1984), and a variety of essays on the Nachleben of ancient literature, Shakespeare's use of his sources, and the place of literary studies in a professional and technological environment

He is the editor of the Chicago Homer, a multilingual database that uses the search and display capabilities of electronic texts to make the distinctive features of Early Greek epic accessible to readers with and without Greek. He is also the general editor of WordHoard, an application for the close reading and and scholarly analysis of deeply tagged texts, funded by the Mellon Foundation. Together with John Unsworth he is the co-principal investigator of MONK (Metadata Create New Knowledge), a project to create something like a "cultural genome" of close to a billion words of written English from Caxton's Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye (1474) to Virginia Woolf's fixing of December 1910 as the beginning of the modern world--and a date conveniently close to the current expiration of copyright. MONK is also funded by the Mellon Foundation.