English and
Cultural Studies

The teaching and research provided through our department focus upon the critical interpretation, social and historical context, and creative expression of literature and culture. The department cultivates the understanding and skills critical to participation and success in a complex, multicultural and global world.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • Julie Allen
  • Mary Andersen
  • James Beaver
  • Stephanie Carter
  • Matthew Clowney
  • Matthew Ellis
  • Amy Foley
  • Jonathan Gibbs
  • Donald Holder
  • Kenneth Jolicoeur
  • Rebecca Karni
  • Sarah Kruse
  • Liliya Krys-Burhoe
  • Patricia C. Lange
  • David Liao
  • Karen A. Maguire
  • Sarah H Maitland
  • Ryan Marnane
  • Maureen C. Masse
  • Jean M. Plunkett
  • Jacob Richman
  • Erich Schumacher
  • Victor Wildman
Kuhlman, Martha

Martha Kuhlman

Professor, English and Cultural Studies
Faculty Suite C, Room 225

Ph D, New York University
MA, New York University
BA, New York University

Critical Theory, the Graphic Novel, the International Detective Novel, Introduction to Literary Studies, Literature of the New Europe

Central European Literature, Critical Theory, the Graphic Novel, The International Detective Novel

  • American Comparative Literature Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • Northeastern Modern Language Association
  • 2013, Teaching Innovation Grant

Kuhlman, M., Experiments in Creativity, or, ‘This is not a Comic.'.

Kuhlman, M., Form in Comics.

Kuhlman, M., Review of a book proposal for U of Georgia Press, U of Georgia.

Kuhlman, M., Biography and Autobiography, 2017.

Kuhlman, M., Whose City? Art and Public Space in Providence, 2016.

Kuhlman, M., “Visualizing the unrepresentable: graphic novel adaptations of Kafka’s Metamorphosis,” , 2015.

Kuhlman, M., Peer review of an article on Chris Ware's work, Modern Fiction Studies.

Kuhlman, M., Peer review of an article on Czech Surrealism, Modernism/Modernity.

Kuhlman, M., Review of Approaches to Teaching Alison Bechdel, Modern Language Associaton.

Kuhlman, M., Review of Ethics in the Gutter by Kate Polak, Inks.

Kuhlman, M., Review of a a revised proposal for Approaches to Teaching Alison Bechdel's Fun Home.

Kuhlman, M., Review of a book-length manuscript for Rutgers U press.

Kuhlman, M., Review of an article on Julia Kristeva for the journal Literature/Interpretation/Theory.

Kuhlman, M., review of an article for Inks, the journal of the Comics Studies Society.

Kuhlman, M., review of an article for Inks, the journal of the Comics Studies Society.

Kuhlman, M., reviewed an article for the journal Mosaic, Mosaic.

Kuhlman, M., Review of Mister Morgan, by Igor Hofbauer, Inks, 2018.

Kuhlman, M., The Reinvention of Form: Chris Ware and Experimentalism After Raw, Cambridge History of Comics, 2018.

Kuhlman, M., Drawing is a Way of Thinking: An Introduction to Chris Ware, Hamelin Associazione Culturale, 2016.

Kuhlman, M., "Haunting the Borderlands: Graphic novel representations of the German expulsion", European Comic Art, 2013.

Kuhlman, M., Review of Comics vs. Art by Bart Beaty, College Literature, 2013.