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Jonathan Martin

Assistant Professor of German
Lang Literatures & Cultures
Stevenson Hall - STV 209
Office Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-3pm
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Current Courses

112.001European Studies: Introduction to Europe

116.001Second-Year German (Part II)

285.001Topics in German Language, Literature, and Culture

Teaching Interests & Areas

Communicative approaches to language learning

Research Interests & Areas

Law and Literature; love and marriage; German minorities in Central Europe

Ph D German

Princeton University


Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

MA Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Freiburg, Germany

BA German; Classical Languages and Literatures; Medieval Studies

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Book Review

“[Review of] Claudia Lauer, Die Kunst der Intrige: Studien zur höfischen Epik des 12. Jahrhunderts. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2020.” Journal of English and Germanic Studies 121.2 (2022), 390-391.
“[Review of] Cordula Kropik, Gemachte Welten: Form und Sinn im höfischen Roman. Tübingen: Francke Narr Attempto, 2019.” Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur (PBB) 143.3 (2021), 473-477.

Book, Chapter

Martin, J. The Ethics of Arthurian Marriage: Husband vs Wife in Hartmann von Aue's "Iwein". Melissa Ridley Elmes and Evelyn Meyer (EDs), Ethics in Arthurian Legend. D. S. Brewer (2023): 65-84.
Martin, J. Rape, the Pastourelle, and the Female Voice in CB 185 (Ich was ein chint so wolgetan). Henry Hope and Tristan E. Franklinos (EDs), Revisiting the Codex Buranus: Contents, Contexts, Composition. Boydell & Brewer (2020)

Journal Article

“Chivalric Adventure (Âventiure) as Resistance to the Law.” Arthuriana 32.2 (2022), 42-65.
“The Marriage of Tristan and Isolde: Love, Marriage, and Adultery in Eilhart von Oberg’s Tristrant (before 1190).Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 57.1 (2021), 1-21.
“The Problem of Concubinage and Clandestine Marriage in Herbort von Fritzlar’s Liet von Troye.” Euphorion: Zeitschrift für Literaturgeschichte 114 (2020), 1-29.
Martin, J. Der Körper der Königin. Zum Verständnis der Dido-Figur in Heinrichs von Veldeke ‘Eneasroman’. Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie 137.1 (2018): 1-25.
Martin, J. Monopolizing Violence: Gewalt, Self-Control, and the Law in Heinrich von Veldeke’s Eneasroman.. The German Quarterly 91.1 (2018): 18-33.
Martin, J. Criminal Intent in the Eckenlied: rêroup, fama, and Narration. Journal of English and Germanic Philology 116.2 (2017): 195-222.


Heinrich von Veldeke's Eneasroman as a Translatio imperii and a Translatio curialitatis. 59th International Congress of Medieval Studies. Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University. (2023)
Picturing the Heroic in the Fifteenth Century. 46th Annual German Studies Association Conference. German Studies Association. (2022)
Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Sigune as Answer to Hartmann von Aue’s Enite and Laudine.. 9th Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies. International Arthurian Society - NAB and Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies of St. Louis U. (2022)
“How Germanic is Germanic Heroic Legend?” 2022
58th International Congress of Medieval Studies, May 11-13, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Enite and Jeschute: Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Response to Hartmann von Aue’s Portrayal of Spousal Abuse. German Studies Association Annual Conference. German Studies Association. (2021)
Marriage in Wolfram’s Parzival: The Case of Belakane and Gahmuret. International Conference on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University. (2021)
Divorce, Arthurian Style: Love, Marriage, and Law in Hartmann von Aue’s Iwein. 7th Annual Symposium in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. (2019)
The Marriage of Tristan and Isolde: An Examination of Legal Ritual in Eilhart von Oberg's Tristrant. 43rd Annual German Studies Association Conference. German Studies Association. (2019)
The Power of Consent in Medieval Romance and Law. 43rd Annual German Studies Association Conference. German Studies Association. (2019)
Unequal Equality: Erec as Head of his Wife in Hartmann von Aue’s Erec.. 54th International Conference on Medieval Studies. Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University. (2019)