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. 



Contributions to Books

The Temper of Exemplarity: Werther's Horse, Exemplarity and Singularity: Thinking Through Particulars in Philosophy, Literature, and Law (2015)

Die Rhetorik der Muttersprache, Herders Rhetoriken im Kontext des 18. Jahrhunderts (2014)

Durchaus nicht selbstverständlich: Literatur, Nation, Sprache, Spielräume. Ein Buch für Jürgen Fohrmann (2013)

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