Mathew Martin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English
Mathew Martin’s primary research area is early modern English professional drama. Author of Between Theater and Philosophy, Dr. Martin has presented papers and published on a wide range of early modern English authors, including Thomas Nashe, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. He is currently working on a book-length project on Christopher Marlowe and the aesthetics of trauma. He is also co-editing a collection of essays with Professor James Allard, entitled Staging Pain: Violence and Trauma in British Theatre, 1500-1800 .
Martin, Mathew R. “Wasting Time in Ben Jonson’s Epicoene.” Studies in Philology 105.1 (Winter 2008): forthcoming.
---. “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, forthcoming.
---. 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.
---. “Play and Plague in Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist.” English Studies in Canada 26.4 (December 2000): 393-408.
---. “‘[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.