Karl E. Martin, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Literature


  • B.A., Point Loma Nazarene College
  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota


Dr. Karl Martin joined the faculty of PLNU in 1998.

His recent scholarly work includes:

Spring 2012:
Dr. Martin published a chapter in the book Sexual Ideology in the Works of Alan Moore: Critical Essays on the Graphic Novels, titled “The Love of Nationalism, Internationalism, and Sacred Space in Watchmen.” He also published a chapter in Dark Faith: New Essays on Flannery O’Connor’s The Violent Bear It Away, titled “Suffering Violence in the Kingdom of Heaven: The Violent Bear It Away.”

Invited to address the university at two of the PLNU commencement ceremonies in May of 2008.

“A Journey to Vocation.” Setting Your Sail: Vocational Life Stories from Wesleyan Faculty. Ed. John T. Wu. San Diego: Point Loma Press, 2006. 37-43.

“Images of the Automobile in the Writings of Flannery O’Connor and Bruce Springsteen.” Glory Days: A Bruce Springsteen Symposium, September 9-11, 2005. West Long Branch, NJ.