Marit MacArthur taught writing and literature at CSU Bakersfield for 12 years after earning her Ph.D. in English at UC Davis in 2005. She joined the UWP faculty in 2017, and is also a faculty affiliate with the Performance Studies Graduate Group. In 2015-16, Marit was an ACLS Digital Innovations Fellow at UC Davis, affiliated with the ModLab and the Davis Humanities Institute. She is a co-investigator on “The SpokenWeb: Conceiving and creating a nationally networked archive of literary recordings for research and teaching,” a seven-year Can$2.5 million SHHRC partnership grant project that involves 13 institutions in the U.S. and Canada. In 2018 and 2019, Marit co-directed a NEH Digital Humanities Advancement grant project, Tools for Listening to Texts-in-Performance. Other projects include, in 2012-13, an interdisciplinary research and documentary film project sponsored by CalHumaniaties, Camp to Campus, about first-generation college graduates from a migrant labor background. In 2008 she was a Fulbright Research Fellow at the University of Lodz in Poland.
MFA, Warren Wilson College (2013)
Ph.D., UC Davis (2005)
B.A., Northwestern University (1996)
SpokenWeb, SSHRC Partnership Grant (co-investigator), 2018-2025
Tools for Listening to Text-in-Performance, NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant (co-director), 2018-19
PLEASE SEE WHITE PAPER: Tools for Listening
ACLS Digital Innovations Fellowship, 2015-16
Nominated for Faculty Leadership and Service Award by the Dean of Arts & Humanities, CSUB, 2014
Cal Humanities Community Stories Fund grant, 2012-13
Community Engagement Fellowship, CSUB, 2011-12
Research Council of the University Grants, CSUB, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017
Faculty Diversity Grant, CSUB, 2005
Fulbright Research Fellowship, University of Lodz, Poland, Fall 2008
Humanities Research Award, UC Davis, 2003
Summer Research Fellowship, UC Davis, 2002
Graduate Student Travel Award, UC Davis, 2002
Dissertation Workshop Fellowship, Center for History, Society and Culture, UC Davis, 2002
Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award, Best English Major, Northwestern University, 1996
TriQuarterly Essay Prize, Northwestern University, 1996
Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, August 7, 2023
with Miller, Lee M. “Slow Listening: Digital Tools for Voice Studies”
Digital Humanities Quarterly 17:2, July 2023
with Rambsy, Howard, Wu, Xiaoliu, Ding, Qin, and Miller, Lee M., “101 Black Women Poets in Mainly White and Mainly Black Rooms.” Los Angeles Review of Books. August 27, 2022. https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/101-black-women-poets-in-mainly-whit...
“Poetry Programming in the National Association of Educational Broadcasting Collection.” Virtual exhibit in Unlocking the Airwaves: Revitalizing an Early Public and Educational Radio Collection. 2021. <https://mith.umd.edu/airwaves/>
with Miller, Lee M. “Slow Listening: Digital Voice Studies and Literary Recordings,” in the Cambridge Companion to Literature in the Digital Age, Ed. Adam Hammond. New York: Cambridge UP. Forthcoming 2023.
“(Only) Collaborate.” Journal of Cultural Analytics. Oct. 11, 2021. <https://culturalanalytics.org/post/1195-only-collaborate>
With Miller, Lee M. “After Scansion: Visualizing, Deforming and Listening to Poetic Prosody.” Stanford ARCADE Colloquy Series: Alternative Histories of Prosody, Dec. 13, 2018. [Essay and podcast] https://arcade.stanford.edu/content/after-scansion-visualizing-deforming-and-listening-poetic-prosody
On Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle, vol. 6. Contemporaries. Post45. Yale University. Nov. 13 and Dec. 6, 2018. http://post45.research.yale.edu/2018/12/my-struggle-vol-6-marit-macarthu...
With Zellou, Georgia and Miller, Lee M. “Beyond Poet Voice: Sampling the Performance Styles of 100 American Poets.” Journal of Cultural Analytics, March 2018. http://culturalanalytics.org/2018/04/beyond-poet-voice-sampling-the-non-...
With Miller, Lee M. “Vocal Deformance and Performative Speech, or in Different Voices!” Sounding Out! October 24, 2016. Web. [Multimedia piece]
“Monotony, the Churches of Poetry Reading, and Sound Studies,” PMLA 131.1 (Jan. 2016): 38-63.
“The Skinny on Schuyler's Line.” Jacket2. June 30, 2012. Web.
“One World? The Poetics of Passenger Flight and the Perception of the Global.” PMLA 127:1 (March 2012): 264-282.
“Some Problems with Translating Polish Poetry.” Contemporary Poetry Review. Dec. 23, 2010. Web.
“Rhythms of Grief in The Poems of 1912-13.” Poetry Criticism 92, December 2008.
“ ‘In a Room’: Elizabeth Bishop in Europe, 1935-1937.” Texas Studies in Literature & Language 50:4 (Winter 2008): 408-442.
The American Landscape in the Poetry of Frost, Bishop and Ashbery: The House Abandoned. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. [Monograph]
The Race of Sound: Listening, Timbre, and Vocality in African American Music, by Nina Sun Eidsheim. The Yale Review 106.4 (Oct. 2018). https://yalereview.yale.edu/music-review-musicologist-nina-eidsheim
Across the Land and the Water: Selected Poems 1964-2001, by W.G. Sebald. The Yale Review 101.1 (Jan. 2013): 173-186.
The Collected Poems of Zbigniew Herbert, trans. Alissa Valles. Poetry International, 2009.
The Notebooks of Robert Frost, ed. Robert Faggen. “Talking Points.” The Yale Review 95.4 (October 2007): 141-153.
“(Polish) Poetry after Różewicz.” Co-curated feature with eleven poets. Jacket2. November 2015. Web.
Two poems by Edward Pasewicz. World Literature Today. September 2013. Web.
Twelve poems by Adam Wiedemann. Verse 27:2 & 3, 2012: 5-32.
Five poems by Jerzy Jarniewicz. American Poetry Review 36:6 (November/December 2007): 55.