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Portriat of Carl Martin

Carl G. Martin joined the English faculty at Norwich in 2010, and specializes in early English language and literature. He regularly teaches surveys and seminars on early British literature, Literary Methods, and the History of the English Language, as well as science fiction and biblical literature.

He holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, an MLitt from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and a PhD from Tufts University. In 2016 he enjoyed a month’s residency as a Mayers Fellow at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. 

His scholarship largely focuses on issues of class, violence, and ideology in 15th- and 16th-century texts. He is also an editorial board member of the journal Socialism and Democracy, for which he writes book reviews.


The Awntyrs off Arthure, an Economy of Pain.” Modern Philology, vol. 108, no. 2, 2010, pp. 177–198.

“Bisclavret and the Subject of Torture.” Romanic Review, vol. 104, no. 1–2, 2013, pp. 22–43.

“‘Bitraised Thorough False Folk’: Criseyde, the Siege, and the Threat of Treason.” The Chaucer Review, vol. 37, no. 3, 2003, pp. 219–233.

“The Cipher of Chivalry: Violence as Courtly Play in the World of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” The Chaucer Review, vol. 43, no. 3, 2009, pp. 311–329.

“Feats and Feasts: The Valorization of Sir Gareth of Orkney’s ‘Grete Laboure.’” Studies in Philology, vol. 113, no. 2, 2016, pp. 231–253.

“In Agincourt’s Shadow: Hoccleve’s ‘Balade au … conpaignie du Iarter’ and the Domestication of Henry V.” Studies in the Age of Chaucer, vol. 41, 2019 (forthcoming).


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