University Profiles


Martha C. Carpentier, Ph.D.


Department of English


Dr. Carpentier specializes in British, Irish, and American modernism, the 20th-century novel, short story, and drama.

I have been at Seton Hall University since 1989 teaching a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses from research methodology and critical theory to specialized author and genre courses such as Introduction to the Short Story, British Novel III, Modern British Literature, Irish Literature: Celtic Revival to the Present, and Signature 3: James Joyce’s Ulysses. My recent conference activity includes paper presentations at International and North American James Joyce Symposiums at Cal Tech, Pasadena in 2011; Trinity College, Dublin in 2012; and at the 18th Irregular Miami Joyce Conference in February 2013, as well as presenting on George Orwell’s novels at the 15th Annual “Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945” Conference at DePaul University in Chicago, June 2013. As President of the International Susan Glaspell Society, I conduct Society business meetings and participate annually in concert readings, roundtable discussions, and paper presentations, such as most recently presenting “‘The Gesture’ of Protest: Susan Glaspell and American Idealism in 1917” on “The Theater of Engagement: The Provincetown Players and the Great War” panel at the American Literature Association 24th Annual Conference in Boston, May 2013.


  • Ph.D., Fordham University, 1988
  • M.A., Columbia University, 1979
  • B.A., Barnard College, 1978

Academic Distinctions

  • International James Joyce Foundation, member
  • Phi Kappa Phi, member
  • Modernist Studies Association, member
  • Susan Glaspell Society, President
  • NEH Summer Institute Grant, “Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in Twentieth-Century Chicago, 1893-1955” at the Newberry Library in Chicago, June 17-July 12, 2013.



Office Phone
(973) 761-9000


Office Location
Room 365
Fahy Hall


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