Regina Martin is an assistant professor of English at Denison university. She teaches and researches 19th- and 20th-century British literature and literary and cultural theory. Her research interests in British literature have focused primarily on modernism, contemporary literature, economic criticism, and the history and theory of the novel. Her articles on the novels of Joseph Conrad, E. M. Forster, Charlotte Lennox, Jean Rhys, Samuel Richardson, H. G. Wells, and Edith Wharton have appeared in PMLA, Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literature, and The Eighteenth-Century Novel. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled “Modernism and Finance Capital: British Literature, 1870-1940,” which interprets British modernism as a historical moment of financial crisis very much like our own. She has also begun work on her next book project, tentatively entitled “Literature and Professional Society,” which is a study of the rise of the professional classes in Britain during the twentieth century and their influence on that century's literature. Regina earned a B. A. and an M. A. from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph. D. from the University of Florida. After completing a post-doc at The Georgia Institute of Technology, she joined the English department at Denison in the fall of 2012.
In February 2015, Regina received a Mellon funded Ohio Five Digital Scholarship grant to develop a project called, “Literature and Professional Life: A Digital Life Stories Collection.” The project collects and archives interviews with Denison English department alumni, who explain how they built careers our of their English degrees and discuss the role that literature has played in their personal and professional lives.
In October 2014, Regina was awarded the Kenneth M. Roemer Innovative Course Design from the Society for Utopian Studies for her course proposal entitled “Utopian Fiction | Utopian Practice.”