Dr Britta Martens

Profile Photo
  • Qualifications:MA (Hamburg); PhD (UCL)
  • Position:Senior Lecturer - English Literature and Programme Leader Cultural Arts and Media Foundation Year
  • Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)
  • Telephone:+4411732 87242
  • Email:Britta2.Martens@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I have been working at UWE since 2002 (with a 4-year break), teaching across the English Literature syllabus.

My research focuses on Victorian literature. My doctoral thesis was a study of Robert Browning's poems in propria persona. I have pursued my interest in his work in subsequent publications, including my books Browning, Victorian Poetics and the Romantic Legacy: Challenging the Personal Voice (2011) and The Poetry of Robert Browning (2016) and a special issue of Victorian Poetry (Winter 2012), co-edited with Mary Ellis Gibson. I am interested in the response of Victorian writers to the non-literary culture of other European countries, especially France and Italy. My publications in this area examine how Victorian authors and caricaturists absorbed and critiqued continental culture in order to define their own identity. I am also fascinated by the dramatic monologue, especially its representation of crime and its relationship with crime genres like detective fiction and the execution ballad.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and on the editorial advisory boards of the Victorians Institute Journal, Victorian Poetry and the Victorian Review. My research has been supported by grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Board, the British Academy, the German Academic Exchange Service, the Armstrong Browning Library, the British Association of Victorian Studies and the Modern Humanities Research Association.


Publications loading Publications loading...

Back to top