William Martin

Curriculum Vitae


William Martin has served as editor of the Imre Kertész Kolleg's English-language publications since September 2014. Between 2011 and 2013 he taught in the German Department at Colgate University; from 2008 to 2010 he was Literature Curator for the Polish Cultural Institute in New York City; and before that he was a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago, where he also served as Fiction Editor of the literary journal Chicago Review. He studied Comparative Literature at the Universities of Iowa and Texas, and has held both Fulbright-Hayes and DAAD scholarships for research at the Humboldt-University in Berlin.


Research Project at the Kolleg


Academic Editor


Main Areas of Research


  • Film history in Central and Eastern Europe
  • German and Polish literature in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • History and theory of literary translation
  • Comedy and theories of comedy
  • Postwar and contemporary poetry