In Memory of Wallace Martin

I’ve only recently learned that Wallace Martin, professor emeritus at the University of Toledo, died this past July.  I first came across Professor Martin’s work as an undergrad; his Recent Theories of Narrative opened up the world of narratology to me.  This site and modern periodical studies as a whole owe him a great deal for his “The New Age” under Orage: Chapters in English Cultural History. As Robert Scholes wrote in his response to the MagMods questionnaire, it was Martin’s book that got him interested in magazines, so without Professor Martin there might well have never been a Modernist Journals Project.  How ironic that Professor Martin died during  the NEH Seminar on Magazine Modernism, the first of its kind, but also perhaps somehow appropriate as a tribute to his work.

James Murphy

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