More About Jones, Sally
Dr. Sally Jones is a graduate of Trinity Western University (BA), Middle Tennessee State University (MA) and University of Aberdeen (PhD). She teaches courses in Early American and Early Canadian literature, British Victorian literature, and Detective Fiction in the English programme.
Her research in Victorian and Early Modern British literature traces G. K. Chesterton’s religious and cultural influence in the field of detective fiction, particularly his creation of the priest detective who applies sympathy and humanity to the solution of crimes. Currently, she is researching the life and works of Edith Wharton, and has recently been awarded a Research Award from the University of Aberdeen to investigate the more than 50,000 pieces of Wharton’s personal papers archived at Yale University and Indiana University. She has also been visiting scholar in the personal library of Edith Wharton at Lenox, Massachusetts, as part of her ongoing research.
In addition to Women’s Writing and Victorian Studies, other research interests include Canadian pioneer texts, detective fiction, Russian Literature and theology. She is a member of the MLA, the Edith Wharton Society, the American Chesterton Society, and the North American Victorian Studies Association. Projects in development include a book on the religious implications of the precarious social and cultural position of single women throughout Edith Wharton’s work.