Mathew R Martin

Faculty of Humanities




Mathew R Martin

English Language & Literature

Professor
PhD Alberta

Office: GLN 151
Phone: 905.688.5550 x 3889
E-mail: mmartin@brocku.ca

Areas of Specialization

I am Full Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature. My teaching and research areas are early modern English literature (particularly drama), the theory and practice of scholarly editing, and psychoanalytic literary theory. I am the author of two scholarly monographs, Between Theater and Philosophy: Skepticism in the Major City Comedies of Thomas Middleton and Ben Jonson (U Delaware P, 2001) and Tragedy and Trauma in the Plays of Christopher Marlowe (Ashgate, forthcoming 2015). For Broadview Editions I have edited five of Marlowe’s seven plays: Edward the Second (2010), The Jew of Malta (2012), Doctor Faustus: The B Text (2013), and Tamburlaine the Great Part One and Part Two (2014). I have published articles on a wide range of early modern English writers, including Nashe, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and Ford. I am currently completing a Queen’s Men Plays internet edition of the anonymous The Famous Victories of Henry V and beginning a Revels edition of George Peele’s David and Bathsheba while working on a monograph on Ben Jonson’s poetry tentatively entitled Meat and Meaning: The Body and Figurative Language in Ben Jonson’s Poetry. I have also published poetry in Contemporary Verse 2, Jones Av., The Prairie Journal, Arc Poetry Magazine, Other Voices, The Fiddlehead, and other literary journals. I would be pleased to supervise students with interests in early modern English literature and textual editing.

 

Selected recent publications

Martin, Mathew R. ed. and intro. Tamburlaine the Great Part One and Part Two. By Christopher Marlowe. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2014.

Martin, Mathew R.“Inferior Readings: The Transmigration of ‘Material’ in Tamburlaine the Great.” Early Theatre 17.2 (December 2014): 57-75. 

Martin, Mathew R. ed. and intro. Doctor Faustus: the B Text. By Christopher Marlowe. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2013.

Martin, Mathew R. "The Traumatic Realism of Christopher Marlowe's The Massacre at Paris." English Studies in Canada 37.3-4 (September/December 2011): 25-39.

Martin, Mathew R. “Accidents Happen: Roger Barnes’s 1612 Edition of Marlowe’s Edward the Second.” Early Theatre 16.1 (June 2013): 97-118.

Martin, Mathew R. “Translatio and Trauma: Oedipus, Hamlet, and Marlowe’s Dido Queen of Carthage.” LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory 23.4 (December 2012): 305-325.

Martin, Mathew R. “Space, Plague, and Satire in Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist.” The Alchemist: A Critical Guide. Ed. Erin Julian and Helen Ostovich. In the Continuum Renaissance Drama Series. London: Continuum, 2013. 104-126.

Martin, Mathew R. "The Raw and the Cooked in John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore." Early Theatre 15.2 (December 2012): 131-146.

Martin, Mathew R. "Ben Jonson's Plays 1604-1614." A Handbook of Jonson Studies. Ed. Eugene Giddens. In the Oxford Handbooks of Literature series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2013.

Martin, Mathew R. “Pious Aeneas, False Aeneas: Marlowe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage and the Gift of Death.” Early Modern Literary Studies 16.1 (2012).

Martin, Mathew R. ed. and intro. The Jew of Malta. By Christopher Marlowe. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2012.

Martin, Mathew R. ed. and intro. Edward the Second. By Christopher Marlowe. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2010.

Martin, Mathew.  "'This tragic glass': Tragedy and Trauma in Tamburlaine Part One ."  Staging Pain, 1500-1800: Violence and Trauma in British Theatre .  Ed. and intro. James Allard and Mathew Martin.  Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009.

Allard, James and Mathew R. Martin ed. and intro. Staging Pain, 1500-1800: Violence and Trauma in British Theatre. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009.

Martin, Mathew.  "Maltese Psycho: Tragedy and Psychopathology in The Jew of Malta ."  LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory 19.4 (October 2008): 367-387. 

Martin, Mathew.  "The Name of the Father in 'On My First Sonne': Ben Jonson and the Work of Mourning."  Ben Jonson Journal 15.2 (November 2008): 159-174.

Martin, Mathew.  "Wasting Time in Ben Jonson's Epicoene ." Studies in Philology 105.1 (Winter 2008): 83-102.

Martin, Mathew.  "Plays of Passion: Pain, History, and Theatre in Marlowe's Edward II ."  The Sacred and Profane in English Renaissance Literature .  Ed. Mary Papazian.  London: Associated University Presses; Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2008.  84-107.

Martin, Mathew.  "Jack Wilton and the Jews: The Ambivalence of Anti-Semitism in Thomas Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveller ." The Mysterious and the Foreign in Early Modern England . Ed. Helen Ostovich, Graham Roebuck and Mary Silcox. London: Associated University Presses; Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2008.  89-102.

Hopkins, Lisa and Mathew R. Martin ed. and intro. Middleton. Early Modern Literary Studies Special Issue 11 (January 2003).

Dyck, Paul and Mathew R. Martin ed. and intro. Constructions of the Early Modern Subject. Early Modern Literary Studies Special Issue 9 (January 2002).

Martin, Mathew R.   Between Theater and Philosophy: Skepticism in the Major City Comedies of Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton . London: Associated University Presses; Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2001.

Martin, Mathew. “Play and Plague in Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist.”  English Studies in Canada 26.4 (December 2000): 393-408.

Martin, Mathew. “‘[B]egot between tirewomen and tailors’: Commodified Self-Fashioning in Thomas Middleton’s Michaelmas Term.”  Early Modern Literary Studies 5.1 (May 1999): 2.1-36.