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Michael Martin

Michael Martin

Instructor of English

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 received his Ph.D. in English from Wayne State University. 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, phenomenology, Continental philosophy, creative writing, poetry, and Romanticism. (See his complete profile here https://marygrove.academia.edu/MichaelMartin)  His recent publications include:

Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England (Ashgate, 2014) http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472432681

"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 and was translated into Lithuanian by scholar Gabriele Gailiute and published in the journal Naujasis Židinys-Aidai.

He is also widely published as a poet.

Full Faculty Profile

ENG 107 Introduction to Writing

Concentration on the concepts of focus, organization, and development of expository writing. Introduction to research skills and writing, and the use of technology in composition. One additional weekly period of tutor­ing is required. Students must receive a final grade of at least C or retake the course. Credits from this course are not counted toward the English major.

  • Hours: 4
  • Fee: Yes
  • Offered: Fall 13, Winter 14, Fall 14, Winter 15
  • Prerequisite: Placement recommendation

ENG 108 Academic Writing

Concentration on developing students’ abilities to produce analytical academic writing. Special attention to developing research skills and strategies. Students will be engaged in reading and discussing texts and writing within complex rhetorical situations. Students will work on a variety of types of written assignments ranging from short writing activities to fully-developed essays. Individual tutorial sessions will supplement class work. Students will learn to use technology as an aid to writing. Students must receive a final grade of at least C or retake the course. Credits from this course are not counted toward the English major.

 

  • Hours: 4
  • Fee: Yes
  • Offered: Fall 13, Winter 14, Summer 14, Fall 14, Winter 15, Summer 15
  • Prerequisite: Placement recommendation

ENG 160 Introduction to Literature

Study and discussion of a variety of literary forms, including poetry, fiction, and drama, with emphasis on critical analysis.

  • Hours: 3
  • Fee: Yes
  • Offered: Fall 13; Winter 14, Summer 14, Fall 14, Winter 15, Summer 15
  • Prerequisite: General Education requirement

ENG 264 Introduction to Creative Writing

Introduction to the principles and practices of writing poetry and fiction. Students will develop their skills as writers of imaginative literature by becoming conscious of craft, becoming effective critics of each other’s works, and improving their abilities to judge quality writing.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisite: ENG 108

ENG 312 Advanced Written and Oral Communications

Focus on writing and speaking situations in the student’s major field. Special attention is given to increasing sophistication in style, organization, development, and research strategies. Credits from this general education requirement are not counted toward the English major.

  • Hours: 3
  • Fee: Yes
  • Offered: Fall, Winter, Summer
  • Prerequisite: ENG 108 and at least two courses in students’ major

ENG 319 Writing Creative Nonfiction

Instruction in the techniques of writing varieties of nonfiction beyond the traditional academic essay.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisite: ENG 108

ENG 362 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry

Advanced instruction in the writing of poetry. Writing workshop with student conferences. Students take part in public presentation/publication of their work.

  • Hours: 3
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisite: ENG 108, ENG 264

ENG 496 Senior Seminar

In-depth critical reading, research, and analysis of a specific theme or the works of a single author. An extensive written research project and an oral presentation are required.

  • Hours: 3
  • Fee: Yes
  • Offered: Fall, Winter
  • Prerequisite: English or Language Arts majors only‚ three literature courses at the 300 level‚ENG 260, ENG 312‚ ENG 314‚ 20-22 hours in the major

ENG 565 Writing Creative Nonfiction

This course will explore how to write alternative forms of nonfiction beyond the traditional academic essay. Using readings, discussions, and class workshops, students will use elements from fiction and poetry to write creative nonfiction such as memoirs, personal essays, nature essays, and personal cultural criticism.

  • Hours: 3

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Graduate Coordinator

Audrey Becker, Ph.D.
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Department Chair

Darcy L. Brandel, Ph.D.
Madame Cadillac Building, Room 262
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