Alison E. E. Martin Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Alison E. E. Martin

Lecturer, University of Reading

Alison E. Martin's research interests include European literary and cultural exchange from the Enlightenment to the present day. She has worked extensively on travel writing in translation and science and literature. She is particularly interested in the role played by women in processes of knowledge circulation and exchange, and her second book focuses on the reception of Alexander von Humboldt's writing in Britain. Recent publications also focus on publishing history and British modernism.


Alison E. Martin works at the University of Reading (GB). She received her PhD from the University of Cambridge and her Habilitation (English and Comparative Literature) from the Martin-Luther-Universit├Ąt Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    She has published widely in journals including the Journal of Literature and Science, Studies in Travel Writing, Translation Studies, and Translation and Literature. She has co-edited two collected volumes in the Routledge Travel Writing Series and (co-)edited three journal special issues on science, translation and international knowledge exchange. She has co-authored a textbook on translation for students considering translation as a profession. She published a monograph in 2008 on German travel writing on England in the Enlightenment and Romantic periods and is currently completing a book-length study on the translation and reception of Alexander von Humboldt's writing in 19th-century Britain.
    Her new area of research focuses on the British modernist author Vita Sackville-West's writing in German translation and her reception in the German-speaking world from the late 1920s to the present day.


Featured Title
 Featured Title - Travel Writing in the Dutch and German - 1st Edition book cover