Dr. Janet Marting

Dr. Janet Marting

Title: Professor Emeritus
Dept/Program: English
Email: jmarting@uakron.edu


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.



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.



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.


Ph.D., Michigan State



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)


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)


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

Creative Writing

Introduction to the Writing of Poetry, Fiction, and Drama