Faculty Biography

Martyn Bowden

Martyn Bowden, Ph.D.

Graduate School of Geography
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Professor Martyn Bowden received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, 1957. He joined the department in 1964, and retired as Emeritus in 2004. He is interested in the humanistic, cultural and historical geography of New England, cities of the American West and sport. Dr. Bowden focuses his research on image, symbol and myth in the American landscape and on the invention of American tradition as a geographic problem. He has received awards for excellence in teaching and runs a soccer camp in the summer.

Selected Publications

Martyn J. Bowden.1995. "Soccer." in Karl Raitz (ed.), Theater of Sport.

Martyn J. Bowden. 1994. "Culture and Place: English Sub-Cultural Regions in New England in the Seventeenth Century," Connecticut History , 35.

Martyn J. Bowden. 1994. "King's Cross, Jerusalem and Dover Beach: Imagined Places as Metaphors of the British Class Struggle in Chariots of Fire and Loneliness of the Long-distance Runner." in S. C. Aitken and L. Zonn (eds.), Place, Power, Situation and Spectacle: A Geography of Film.

Martyn J. Bowden. 1992. "Invention of American Tradition," Journal of Historical Geography , 18.