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Joanna Martin

Associate Professor in Middle English and Older Scots, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I gained all my degrees at the University of Oxford (D.Phil. 2002), and then held the Derby Tutorial Fellowship in Old and Middle English at Lincoln College, 2002-2007. In 2007 I was appointed a Lecturer in Middle English at the University of Nottingham, and became Associate Professor in 2016.

Expertise Summary

My research covers late Middle English and Older Scots Literature and Book History. I have particular interests in the poetry of Chaucer and Gower, in Older Scots poetry and prose, in lyric writing in the medieval and early modern period, and in editing medieval and early modern texts.

Teaching Summary

My teaching interests cover late Middle English and Older Scots literature. I convene and teach level 3 modules on Chaucer and responses to his writing in the fifteenth and sixteenth century, and on… read more

Research Summary

My research covers late Middle English and Older Scottish literature and book history. I am the author of Kingship and Love in Scottish Poetry, 1424-1530 (Ashgate, 2008), and The Maitland Quarto: A… read more

Selected Publications

  • MARTIN, J., 2008. Kingship and love in Scottish poetry, 1424-1540 Ashgate.
  • MARTIN, J. and MCLUNE, K., 2009. 'The Maitland Folio and Quarto Manuscripts in Context' English Manuscript Studies, 1100-1700: Tudor Manuscripts 1485-1603. 15, 237-623
  • MARTIN, J, 2013. 'The Maitland Quarto Manuscript and the Literary Culture of the Reign of James VI'. In: PARKINSON, D, ed., James VI and I, Literature and Scotland: Tides of Change, 1567-1625 Peeters, Leuven. 65-81

My teaching interests cover late Middle English and Older Scots literature. I convene and teach level 3 modules on Chaucer and responses to his writing in the fifteenth and sixteenth century, and on the sixteenth-century Scottish lyric. I teach modules on Middle English, book history, and textual criticism at MA level, and have a special interest in supervising work on the poetry of John Gower, on lyrics, and on all aspects of medieval and early modern Scottish literature, book history and text editing.

Current Research

My research covers late Middle English and Older Scottish literature and book history. I am the author of Kingship and Love in Scottish Poetry, 1424-1530 (Ashgate, 2008), and The Maitland Quarto: A New Edition of Cambridge, Pepys Library MS 1408 (Woodbridge, 2015), and co-editor of Pre-Modern Scotland, Literature and Governance, 1420-1587 (Oxford, 2017) with Emily Wingfield. I am a contributor to The History of the Book in Scotland, ed. Sally Mapstone and A. Mann (forthcoming, Edinburgh) and to a CD-Rom of the Chepman and Myllar prints produced by the Scottish Text Society and National Library of Scotland (2008). I am currently working on a book about the literary activities of the associates of the Maitland Family of Lethington in sixteenth-century Scotland, and on an edition of the Findern Lyrics.

Future Research

My future research will extend my expertise in Older Scots literature. Major publications planned include a co-edited anthology of sixteenth-century Scottish poetry and a monograph on literary culture in Lowland Scotland in the late sixteenth century.

  • 2017. William Lauder: The Speculum Principis in the Sixteenth Century. In: Pre-Modern Scotland. Literature and Governance 1420-1587,: Essays for Sally Mapstone Oxford University Press. 171-184
  • MARTIN, JOANNA, ed., 2017. Pre-Modern Scotland. Literature and Governance 1420-1587: Essays for Sally Mapstone Oxford University Press.
  • 2015. The Maitland Quarto Manuscript: A New Edition of Cambridge, Pepys Library, MS 1408 Scottish Text Society, 5th Series 13 Boydell and Brewer.
  • 2015. Alexander Arbuthnot and the Lyric in Post-Reformation Scotland’ 62-87 Studies in Scottish Literature. 41(1), 62-87
  • MARTIN, J, 2013. 'Literary Anthologies'. In: MAPSTONE, S. and MANN, A, eds., The History of the Book in Scotland: Medieval to 1707 1. Edinburgh University Press. (In Press.)
  • MARTIN, J., 2013. 'Book Ownership, 1560-1603'. In: MAPSTONE, S. and MANN, A., eds., The History of the Book in Scotland: Medieval to 1707 1. Edinburgh University Press. (In Press.)
  • MARTIN, J, 2013. 'The Maitland Quarto Manuscript and the Literary Culture of the Reign of James VI'. In: PARKINSON, D, ed., James VI and I, Literature and Scotland: Tides of Change, 1567-1625 Peeters, Leuven. 65-81
  • MARTIN, J AND MATHIS, K, 2013. Elegy and Commemorative Writing. In: ROYAN, N, ed., The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Literature, 1400-1650 Edinburgh university Press. (In Press.)
  • MARTIN, J, 2013. The Presentation of the Family in Maitland Writings. In: HADLEY WILLIAMS, JANET AND MCCLURE, DERRICK, ed., Fresche Fontanis: Studies in the Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Scotland Cambridge Scholars Press. 319-330
  • MARTIN, J., 2012. The Border, England, and the English in some older Scots lyric and occasional poems. In: BRUCE, M.P. and TERRELL, K.H., eds., The Anglo-Scottish border and the shaping of identity, 1300-1600 Palgrave Macmillan. 87-102
  • MARTIN, J AND MCCLUNE, K, ed., 2012. Northern Book Cultures Textual Cultures.
  • MARTIN, J, 2012. John Lydgate: The Shorter Secular Poems. In: BOFFEY, J AND EDWARDS A.S.G, ed., A Companion to Fifteenth-Century English Poetry Boydell and Brewer. 87-98
  • MARTIN, J. and MCLUNE, K., 2009. 'The Maitland Folio and Quarto Manuscripts in Context' English Manuscript Studies, 1100-1700: Tudor Manuscripts 1485-1603. 15, 237-623
  • MARTIN, J., 2008. Kingship and love in Scottish poetry, 1424-1540 Ashgate.
  • 2008. The Chepman and Myllar Prints: Scotland's First Printed texts: Digitised facsimiles with introduction, headnotes and transcriptions National Library of Scotland. Dr Sally Mapstone. Scottish Text Society. 10/01/2008 00:00:00
  • MARTIN, J, 2007. Translations of Fortune: James I's <i>Kingis Quair</i> and the rereading of Lancastrian poetry. In: ROYAN, N, ed., Langage Cleir Illumynate: Scottish Poetry from Barbour to Drummond, 1375-1630 Amsterdam: Rodopi. 43-60
  • MARTIN, J, 2007. 'Thair is richt litill play at my hungrie hart': politics and play in David Lyndsay's Ane Satyre of the Thre Estaitis in Literature Compass Blackwell Synergy. Available at: <http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1741-4113.2007.00498.x>
  • MARTIN, J, 2006. 'Of Wisdome and of Guide Governance': Sir Gilbert Hay and The Buik of King Alexander the Conquerour. In: BAWCUTT, P. and WILLIAMS, J.H., eds., A Companion to medieval Scottish poetry Woodbridge: D.S. Brewer. 75-88
  • MARTIN, J., 2003. `Had the Hous, for it is myne': Royal and self-reform in older Scots literature from King Hart (c. 1500) to Lyndsay's Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis (c. 1552). In: BEATTIE, C, MASLAKOVIC, A. and REES JONES, S., eds., The medieval household in Christian Europe, c. 850-c. 1550: managing power, wealth, and the body (International Medieval Research, 12) Turnhout: Brepols. 137-154

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