English Department

Harry Marten

Edward E. Hale, Jr., Professor, Emeritus (Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara)

Edward E. Hale, Jr., Professor, Emeritus (Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara)

Modern British and American Literature
Contact Information:
Email: martenh@union.edu

Teaching and Interests

Teaching and writing interests include contemporary poetry and fiction, modern English and American literature, nineteenth-century fiction.

Publications

Most recent publication is a memoir, Healing Waters.

Marten has published in The New York Times Book ReviewThe Washington Post Book WorldThe Gettysburg ReviewThe Ohio ReviewNew England ReviewThe Cortland ReviewELHAgendaThe Centennial ReviewContemporary Literature, and others. He has written books on Conrad Aiken (The Art of Knowing: The Poetry and Prose of Conrad Aiken) and Denise Levertov (Understanding Denise Levertov). His personal essay on the subject of old age and dementia, “Shadowlands,” is online in the August, 2006 issue of Inertia Magazine. His memoir, But That Didn’t Happen to You: Recollections & Inventions, has been published by XOXOX Press.

He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Huntington Library.