Dr. Janet Marting

Dr. Janet Marting

Title: Professor Emeritus
Department: English
Email: jmarting@uakron.edu


Biography

Janet (Jinny) Marting retired in 2009. A former composition director, she is the author of a chapbook of poetry, The Heart's Geographer, and an argument rhetoric/reader, Commitment, Voice, and Clarity. She also compiled four composition readers: Making a Living, The Voice of Reflection, The Family Tree, and From the Cradle to the Grave. One of her main interests is creative nonfiction, particularly contemporary memoir.


Publications

Books:

From the Cradle to the Grave: Classic Essays about Coming of Age and Aging. Chicago: NTC Publishing Group, 1998.

The Family Tree: Classic Essays about Family and Ancestors. Chicago: NTC Publishing Group 1998.

Commitment, Voice, and Clarity: An Argument Rhetoric and Reader. Chicago: NTC Publishing Group, 1996.

The Voice of Reflection: A Writer's Reader. New York: HarperCollins, 1995.

Making a Living: A Real World Reader. New York: HarperCollins, 1993.

Articles, interviews, reviews, commentaries, and chapters in:

Dialogue: A Journal for Writing Specialists, Writing on the Edge, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Writing Program Administration, Journal of Research and Development in Education, English Journal, College English, Ideas Plus, The CEA Forum, Texas Writers Newsletter, Evaluating a Theme, Michigan State University English Notes, and The Gypsy Scholar.

Poetry

Books

The Heart's Geographer. Dallas: Calliope Press, 1978.

Poems in such journals and books as:

 The Ohio Journal, The Centennial Review, Poetry in the Park, Akros , The Centennial Review, Red Cedar Review, The Texas Anthology, Texas Stories and Poems, Descant, The New Orleans Review, Travois: An Anthology of Texas Poetry, The Chariton Review, Nebula, The Pawn Review, Sam Houston Literary Review, Rocky Mountain Arts Journal, Firehouse: Vermont Poets Cooperative, and Aspen Leaves.


Education

Ph.D., Michigan State


Courses

Composition

Remedial Grammar and Composition; Freshman English Composition; Honors Composition; Sophomore Composition; Composition for Prospective English Teachers; Specialized Writing: Teaching; Nonfiction Prose Workshop (graduate level); Grammar, Usage, and Editing (graduate level); Responding to Student Writing (graduate level); Practicum: Teaching College Composition (graduate level); Research Methodologies in Composition (graduate level); Scholarly Writing (graduate level); Autobiographical Writing (graduate level)

Literature

Introductions to Poetry, Fiction, and Drama; Women in Literature; Women Writers; Classic and Contemporary Literature; Autobiography as Literature (graduate level); Autobiographies of Illness (medical college)

Linguistics

Introduction to English Language Study; The Nature of Language; Introduction to Linguistics

Creative Writing

Introduction to the Writing of Poetry, Fiction, and Drama