Martin died July 26 at age 77.
He joined the University in 1961 as an instructor, was promoted to assistant professor in 1962, to associate professor in 1965, and to professor in 1969. He taught courses in Modernism and Literary Theory.
A member of several University committees, he was given an Outstanding Faculty Research Award in 1986. He retired that year as professor of English, but continued to teach and publish as a professor emeritus through spring 2010. Martin was one of the English Department’s most productive scholars, steadily publishing in premier literary journals, including PMLA and Comparative Literature.