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Dr Alison E Martin

  • Departmental Year Abroad Coordinator
  • Teaching Comparative Literature Modules on European Romanticism, European Realism, European Modernism
  • Teaching fourth year modules on Translation German to English, The Metropolis in Literature

Literary and cultural exchange between Britain and Germany in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, book history 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.

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 co-convenor of the Archives and Texts series, she is currently pursuing a project on the reception of Vita Sackville-West's work outside Britain, which draws on material in the Archive of British Publishing and Printing in Reading.


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