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Herbert Martin

Professor Emeritus


College of Arts and Sciences: English


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  • D.A., Carnegie Mellon University, 1979
  • M.I., Middlebury College, 1972
  • M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1967
  • B.A., University of Toledo, 1964


Herbert Woodward Martin began his studies at the University of Toledo. He continued them at SUNY at Buffalo, then at Middlebury College, and finished at Carnegie Mellon University. He came to UD in the fall of 1970, and has spent the bulk of his career here. The exceptions occurred in 1973, when he served as a distinguished visiting professor at Central Michigan University, and in 1990, when he was a Fulbright Scholar in Hungary.

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Research interests

  • Cantata about Crispus Attucks, with the American composer Adolphis Hailstork
  • New American Opera The Last Czar with Philip Magnuson

Selected publications


The Complete Novels of Paul Lawrence Dunbar

The Uncollected Dramatic Works of Paul Lawrence Dunbar

Eight volumes of poetry