Martine Watson Brownley
Goodrich C. White Professor of English, Winship Distinguished Professor and Director of the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
N 302 Callaway Center
537 Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, Ga. 30322
Martine Watson Brownley, Goodrich C. White Professor of English and Winship Distinguished Research Professor, is Director of Emory’s Center for Humanistic Inquiry. She is an Associated Faculty member in the Comparative Literature Program and also in the Institute for Women's Studies, where she served previously as Director.
Professor Brownley teaches courses in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature, in contemporary women writers, and in feminist theory. Her current research interests are early modern English historiography and also contemporary women novelists. Among her academic honors and awards are a National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Fellowship; the Melanie R. Rosborough Fellowship from the American Association for University Women; research fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, the William Andrews Clark Library, and the Folger Library; and the AAUW's Recognition Award for Young Scholars. Currently, she is the P.I. on the CHI’s $2.5 million NEH Challenge Grant.
English Literature: Clarendon and the Rhetoric of Historical Form; Two Dialogues by Clarendon: Of the Want of Respect Due to Age and Concerning Education; articles and reviews on Gibbon, Johnson, Burnet, and others
Women’s Studies: Deferrals of Domain: Contemporary Women Novelists and the State; Women and Autobiography (co-edited with Allison Kimmich); Mothering the Mind (co-edited with Ruth Perry); articles on Piozzi, Behn, Atwood, and others