Martin A. Hipsky, Jr.

Emeritus Professor of English


  • B.A., Yale University
  • M.A., Ph.D., Duke University


Martin Hipsky specialized in the literature and culture of British and Irish modernism. He also taught and published in the areas of film studies and critical theory. His most recently published book was titled Modernism and the Women’s Popular Romance in Britain, 1885-1925 (Ohio University Press, 2011).

Subjects taught included modern British literature and film history, as well as some nineteenth-century British literature and freshman composition.

Publications / Presentations

  • Modernism and the Women’s Popular Romance in Britain. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2011.
  • “On Virginia Woolf with Martin Hipsky.” Psychobiography with Dr. Gail Saltz Series. 92nd Street Y, New York. May 2014.
  • “Post-Cold War Paranoia in The Corrections and The Sopranos,” Postmodern Culture. Volume 16, Number 2, January 2006.
  • “The Corellian Romance contra Modernity: The Treasure of Heaven and Innocent.” Women’s Writing, Volume 13, Issue 2, June 2006, pages 206–224.
  • “Romancing Bourdieu.” Pierre Bourdieu: Fieldwork in Culture. Ed. Nicholas Brown and Imre Szeman. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000.
  • “Anglophil(m)ia; or, Why Does the U.S. Watch Merchant-Ivory Films?” The Journal of Popular Film and Television 22:3 (Fall 1994), 98–107.