Michael Martin received his B.A. in English from Marygrove College and his M.A. in liberal studies from the University of Detroit Mercy, and will complete his Ph.D. in English from Wayne State University in 2012. He is currently co-director of the Nancy McDonough Geschke Writing Center at Marygrove. His research interests include 16th and 17th century English literature, religion and literature, religious philosophy, religion and film, Continental philosophy, creative writing, poetry, and Romanticism. His recent publications include
"Love's Alchemist: Science and Resurrection in the Writing of Sir Kenelm Digby" in Prose Studies, "The Romantics" in Midwest Quarterly, and "The Merchant of Venice and the Goods of Friendship" in The Merchant of Venice: A Critical Edition (San Francisco: Ignatius, 2009), 233 – 50. His article, "Taking on Being: Getting beyond Postmodern Criticism" in Midwest Quarterly was awarded the Victor J. Emmett Memorial Prize. He is also widely published as a poet.