Nationally-Recognized Scholar Visits Island University for Public Talk

Published: March 02, 2015

Nationally-Recognized Scholar Visits Island University for Public Talk

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –  The College of Liberal Arts and the English Department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted nationally-recognized scholar Dr. Wendy Martin for a public talk titled, “Women’s Studies: Past, Present, and Future,” held  February  25.

Martin has published prolifically for more than 40 years in Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, and American Literature. She is the Founder and Editor of “Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.”

“Some of the topics that were covered tonight help us understand not only the history of feminism, but also lessons learned by Dr. Martin that provide a better sense of how students and scholars can affect change in the years to come,” said Dr. Stephen Doolan, Assistant Professor of English, who organized the talk. 

Martin currently teaches at Claremont Graduate University as Professor of American Literature and American Studies and serves as Director of the Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards. Some of Martin’s forthcoming and most recent publications include: “American Women Writers from the Puritans to the Present,” “All Things Dickinson: An Encyclopedia of Emily Dickinson's World,” and “Best of Times, Worst of Times: Contemporary American Short Stories from the Gilded Age.”