BiographyAlison 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-Universität 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.