Martyn's major interests are 18th- and early 19th-century German literature and
philosophy, literary and cultural theory, and constructions of linguistic and cultural
identity in Germany from the late 18th century to the present. He has published numerous
articles on German and French literature and philosophy of the romantic period and on
literary theory. At Macalester, Martyn teaches courses in German language, German
literature and culture from the 18th century to the present, and in philosophy and
critical theory. 

EDUCATION: B.A., Yale University M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University 

Martyn has been teaching at Macalester since 2003. 



Sade's Ethical Economies, Romanic Review, vol. 86, no. 1, pp. 45-63, Winter 1995 (1995)


Contributions to Books

Doubling Werther: 1774/1787 (with Christine Frey), The Sorrows of Young Werther, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (2012)

Moses Mendelssohn: Jerusalem, Kindlers Literatur Lexikon online (2012)


Kants Kritik als ethisches Narrativ, Ethik und Narration (2009)