Randall Martin

Professor Emeritus

DPhil Oxford


Carleton Hall 328


1 506 458 7407

My current research interests are Shakespeare and early modern drama and culture, ecology and environmentalism, and ecodramaturgy.

My most recent book is Shakespeare and Ecology (OUP, 2015), an ecocritical study of selected plays. Earlier publications include: a special issue on “Eco-Shakespeare in Performance” co-edited with Evelyn O’Malley for Shakespeare Bulletin (36.3 Fall 2018); Women, Murder, and Equity in Early Modern England, a book about the effects of early modern print journalism on the trials of accused women murderers (Routledge, 2007; SSHRC funded); and Shakespeare/Adaptation/Modern Drama: Essays in Honour of Jill L. Levenson (UTP, 2011) co-edited with Katherine Scheil.

I have published several critical editions including Every Man Out of His Humour for the Cambridge Complete Works of Ben Jonson (2011), Henry VI Part Three for the Oxford Shakespeare (2001; SSHRC funded), and Women Writers in Renaissance England, Longmans, UK (1997, 1999; 2nd edition with a new Preface by Christina Luckyj, 2010).

Among my 40 articles and essays, the most recent are “Ecocritical studies” [including a case-study of Coriolanus] for The Arden Research Handbook to Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism, ed. Evelyn Gajowski (2020) and two pieces in Shakespeare Survey: “Economies of Gunpowder and Ecologies of Peace: accounting for sustainability” (2019) and “Evolutionary Naturalism and Embodied Ecology in Shakespearian Performance (with a scene from King John)” (2018). My essay “Creation/Recreations/Becomings,” is forthcoming in Shakespeare/Natural, ed. Charlotte Scott (Arden Shakespeare, 2023).

At the moment I am wrapping up a SSHRC-supported international eco-theatrical project, Cymbeline in the Anthropocene @ecocymbeline, and finishing a book on Shakespeare, St Paul, and Dramatic Modernity, also SSHRC-funded.