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Mathew R Martin
Faculty of Humanities
Mathew R Martin
English Language & Literature
Areas of Specialization
Mathew R. Martin is Full Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Brock University. His primary research area is Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, especially Christopher Marlowe and Ben Jonson. His early work focused on early modern constructions of truth in Jacobean city comedy, specifically Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton. His recent work has focused on the relationship between tragedy and trauma in Marlowe and other early modern English dramatists such as William Shakespeare and John Ford. He has just completed an edition of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus: The B Text (Broadview Press) and is currently editing The Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth for Queen's Men Editions and Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great Parts One and Two for Broadview Press. His next project is an exploration of Christopher Marlowe and the modern editorial tradition. Martin has also published poetry in Contemporary Verse 2, Jones Av., The Prairie Journal, Arc Poetry Magazine, Other Voices, The Fiddlehead, and other literary journals.
Selected recent publications
Martin, Mathew R.“Inferior Readings: The Transmigration of ‘Material’ in Tamburlaine the Great.” Early Theatre 17.2 (December 2014): forthcoming.
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.
Tamburlaine the Great
'The Changing Face of Theatre Criticism in the Digital Age,' A remarkable two-day colloquium with international reach, part of the Walker Cultural Leader Series for 2013-14