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Ann R.C. Martin

Ann R.C. Martin

B.A., Hons. (Toronto), M.A. (Queen's), Ph.D. (Toronto)

Assistant Professor

Office: Arts 420
Phone: 966-5527

Keywords / Tags

  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender Theory
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Literature for Children
  • Modernism / Modernity



Ann Martin is the Vice-President of the International Virginia Woolf Society and has published on Canadian, American, and British modernisms for journals such as Canadian Literature and Woolf Studies Annual. Her interests in cultural studies, gender performance, and children’s literature are reflected in articles on Virginia Woolf and Emma Donoghue, as well as in her monograph: Red Riding Hood and the Wolf in Bed (UTP 2006; reprint 2007), which addresses the multifaceted role of fairy tales in the modernist prose of James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Djuna Barnes. An interdisciplinary methodology has also informed her work on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning through collaborative articles published in CELT and CJSoTL.

Co-editor of Interdisciplinary / Multidisciplinary Woolf: Selected Papers from the Twenty-Second Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf (CUP 2013) and guest editor of the upcoming Fall 2015 issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany: Virginia Woolf and the Modern Machine Age, she is currently researching the role of the motor-car in interwar British fiction, where commodity culture jostles against rural and urban community in the lives and works of--among others--Virginia Woolf, Dorothy L. Sayers, Kenneth Grahame, and Radclyffe Hall.  

Publications (Most Recent)

  • Martin, A. "Sky Haunting: The British Motor-Car Industry and the World Wars.." In Virginia Woolf Writing the World: Selected Papers of the Twenty-Fourth Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf., edited by Pamela L. Caughie and Diana Swanson, 49-54. Clemson, S.C.: CUP, 2015.
  • Martin, A, Kathryn Holland, Taylor Witiw. "Student Learning and Conference Design: The Case of Interdiscipinary / Multidisciplinary Woolf." Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 6, 2 (2015).
  • Martin, A. "'Unity--Dispersity': Virginia Woolf and the Contradictory Motif of the Motor-Car." In Virginia Woolf: Twenty-First Century Approaches, 1st ed., edited by Jeanne Dubino, Gill Lowe, Vara Neverow, and Kathryn Simpson, 93-110. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015.
  • Martin, A. "Mobilizing Modernism: Canadian Representations of the Great Depression." Review of Writing Unemployment: Worklessness, Mobility, and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century Canadian Literatures, Canadian Poetry, 74 (2014): 68-72.
  • Martin, A., & K. Holland, eds. Interdisciplinary / Multidisciplinary Woolf: The Selected Papers of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf. Clemson, S.C.: Clemson University Digital Press, 2013.
  • Martin, A. "'Whose Body?' by Dorothy L. Sayers." The Literary Encyclopedia.
  • Martin, A, Erin DeLathouwer, Jasmine Liska, & Wendy Roy. "Multidisciplinary Collaborations Through Learning Communities: Navigating Anxiety." CELT V (2012): 27-32.
  • Martin, A. "Generational Collaborations in Emma Donoghue's Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins." Children's Literature Association Quarterly 35, 1 (2010): 4-25.
  • Martin, A. "The Writing Livesays: Connecting Generations of Canadian Modernism." In Wider Boundaries of Daring: The Modernist Impulse in Canadian Women's Poetry, edited by Di Brandt and Barbara Godard, 29-48. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2009.
  • Martin, A. Red Riding Hood and the Wolf in Bed: Modernism's Fairy Tales, Reprint. Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Press, 2007.
  • Martin, A. Red Riding Hood and the Wolf in Bed: Modernism's Fairy Tales. Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Press, 2006.
  • Martin, A. "Imagining London." Review of Imagining London: Postcolonial Fiction and the Transnational Metropolis, Canadian Literature, (2006): 189-190.