2023 Fredericton Encaenia

Dr. Randall Martin

Professor Emeritus



Professor Emeritus in English

Dr. Randall Martin earned a BA in English (’81) from Trinity College in the University of Toronto, an MA in Shakespeare Studies (’82) from the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham, and a DPhil in English (’86) from Merton College in the University of Oxford.

Dr. Martin joined UNB in 1994. He is a highly productive and innovative scholar who has attained an international reputation in Shakespeare studies and English Renaissance literature and drama. His research was recognized by two UNB Merit Awards in 2000 and 2007, and his undergraduate teaching by a Faculty of Arts Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014. For six consecutive years, he was cited in the UNB “Popular Professor” list in the Maclean’s Guide to Canadian Universities. Dr. Martin also taught ground-breaking and well-subscribed honours and graduate seminars growing out of his research, including “Shakespeare and Ecology” and “Shakespeare and Evolution.”

Dr. Martin was appointed University Research Professor at UNB from 2003-2010. He has been awarded four major multi-year grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, including the latest for his website, Cymbeline in the Anthropocene: A Global Eco-theatrical Research Project. Further support for his research has come from highly competitive research fellowships from the Huntington Library in California and the University of Oxford.

Dr. Martin is the author of two scholarly monographs entitled, respectively, Shakespeare and Ecology, and Women, Murder, and Equity in Early Modern England. A third monograph will be published next year. He has also had a highly distinguished career as a critical editor and textual scholar of early modern English literature and drama, including Shakespeare. And he has published over 50 articles and essays in scholarly journals and collections. He has served the English Department in various leadership roles: Acting Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, Co-Director of Honours and Majors, and Levell II representative.

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