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Dr Alison E Martin – University of Reading

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Dr Alison E Martin

Dr Alison Martin
Job Title:
Lecturer in German Studies



  • Year Abroad Officer (German)
  • Teaching Comparative Literature Modules on European Romanticism, European Realism, European Modernism
  • Teaching second year modules on Travel Literature
  • Teaching fourth year modules on Translation German to English, The Metropolis in Literature

Areas of Interest

Literary and cultural exchange between Britain and Germany in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, translation, travel writing, women and science, the popularisation of science

Areas of postgraduate supervision

I welcome enquiries concerning research supervision in any of my areas of research interest.

Research groups / Centres

Dr Martin has just completed a book-length project (Habilitationsschrift, MLU Halle-Wittenberg, 2012) on the translation and reception of the works of Alexander von Humboldt in nineteenth-century Britain. She is currently pursuing further the role played by women in the translation and international circulation of scientific texts and non-fictional travelogues in nineteenth-century Europe. As a member of the Centre for East German Studies at the University of Reading, she has just embarked on a project which explores how nineteenth-century British authors such as Thomas Hardy and William Thackeray were translated for and received by an East German audience.


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MA, University College London; BA, Hons., PhD, Cambridge; Habilitation (venia legendi in English and Comparative Literature), Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

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