Sara Malton

Associate Professor
Faculty of Arts
English

Faculty Member Information

Biosketch

Sara Malton specializes in nineteenth-century literature, especially the intersection of fiction, finance, law and cultural memory. Her interests also include consumer and commodity culture as well as the relationship between literature, technology, and modernity. After receiving her PhD in English from the University of Toronto in 2004, Dr. Malton went on to a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cornell University. She thereafter joined the Department of English at Saint Mary’s in 2005. In addition to teaching in the English Department, she has have served on thesis committees in the Sobey School of Business (PhD in Management) and at Dalhousie University, where she am an Adjunct Professor. She is a current Trustee of the Dickens Society and hosted the 20th Annual Dickens Society Symposium at Saint Mary’s in July, 2015.

Education

Ph.D., English Literature, University of Toronto, 2004
M.A., English Literature, University of Ottawa, 2000
B.A., Honours English Literature, University of Victoria , 1999

Academic Work Experience

2009 - Present, Associate Professor, Department of English, Saint Mary’s University
2006 - Present, Adjunct Professor, Graduate Studies (English), Dalhousie University
2005 - 2009, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Saint Mary’s University
2004 - 2005, Instructor, Department of English, University of Toronto
2003 - 2004, Editorial Assistant, University of Toronto Quarterly
2002 - 2003, Research Assistant, Department of English, University of Toronto
2001 - 2004, Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Toronto
1999 - 2000, Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Ottawa

Honours

Awarded Tenure Saint Mary’s University, Department of English - 2010
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship - 2005
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Cornell University - 2004
Arts and Social Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Toronto - 2004
Nominee, Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award University of Toronto - 2003
Nominee, Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada Award University of Toronto - 2003
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship - 2001
Ontario Graduate Scholarship - 2001
Open Graduate Fellowship University of Toronto - 2000
Ontario Graduate Scholarship - 2000
Shortlist, Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship - 2000
Graduate Entrance Scholarship University of Ottawa - 1999

Teaching: Course / Program Development

2004/03 - Present, Saint Mary's University Department of English - Teaching

Scholarly Contributions

Book Reviews

Malton Sara. (2014)"Review of Pirates and Mutineers of the Nineteenth Century: Swashbucklers and Swindlers, edited by Grace Moore ", Pirates and Mutineers of the Nineteenth Century: Swashbucklers and Swindlers, Nineteenth Century Studies Online Reviews, Online
Malton Sara. (2009)"Review of Ethics and the Novel from Austen to Forster", Ethics and the Novel from Austen to Forster by Valerie Wainwright, The Thomas Hardy Association Members’ Research Resources Online
Malton Sara. (2009)"Review of The Deceivers: Art Forgery and Identity in the Nineteenth Century", The Deceivers: Art Forgery and Identity in the Nineteenth Century by Aviva Briefel , Nineteenth Century Contexts 4:30, 392-394
Malton Sara. (2008)"Review of Amanda Claybaugh, Literature and Social Reform in the Anglo-American World (Reprint)", Literature and Social Reform in the Anglo-American World by Amanda Claybaugh, The Hardy Review 2:10, 176-176
Malton Sara. (2008)"Review of Amanda Claybaugh, Literature and Social Reform in the Anglo-American World ", Literature and Social Reform in the Anglo-American World by Amanda Claybaugh, Thomas Hardy Association Research Resources Online

Book

Malton Sara. "Forgery in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture: Fictions of Finance from Dickens to Wilde" (Winter - 2009)

Journal Articles

Malton Sara. "Vanishing Points: Gaskell, Impressment, and Nineteenth-Century Cultural Memory", Nineteenth Century Studies 28 (Fall - 2015)
Malton Sara. "Recountings: On Dickens's Financial Memory", English Studies in Canada 38:2 (Winter - 2012), 137-156
Malton Sara. "'He told me what he would not tell’: Confessional Poetics and the Nineteenth-Century Dramatic Monologue", Journal of Browning Studies 1 (Winter - 2010), 22-36
Malton Sara. "Forgery, Fiscal Trauma, and the Fauntleroy Case", European Romantic Review 18:3 (Winter - 2007), 401-416
Malton Sara. "Illicit Inscriptions: Reframing Forgery in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Ruth", Victorian Literature and Culture 33:1 (Winter - 2005), 187-202
Malton Sara. "‘Wretched Pleasure’: Revisiting Loss and Fulfillment in George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss", Q/W/E/R/T/Y: Arts, Litteratures & Civilisations des Pays Anglophones 12 (Winter - 2002), 67-73
Malton Sara. "'The Woman Shall Bear the Iniquity’: Death as Social Discipline in Thomas Hardy’s The Return of the Native", Studies in the Novel 32 (Winter - 2000), 146-63
Malton Sara. "The 'Modern Vice of Unrest’: Railways, Mobility, and Fragmented Modernity in Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure", The Hardy Review 2 (Winter - 1999), 168-80

Presentation

Malton Sara. "The Masks of History: Re-envisioning the Past in Dickens’s Hard Times", Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) (Spring - 2015)
Malton Sara. "Impressment, Exoticism, and Enslavement: Revisiting the Theatre of War Across the Nineteenth Century", Conference on The 'Exotic' Body in 19th Century British Drama, Faculty of English Language and Literature (Fall - 2014)
Malton Sara. "The Unseen Sailor: Dickens, Impressment, and Cultural Memory", Association of College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) Joint Panel with the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) (Summer - 2013)
Malton Sara. "Plenary Speaker, “Debt: Money/Narrative/Belief”", Department of English Graduate Student Conference (Summer - 2012)
Malton Sara. "An Ungodly Press: Dickens, Impressment, and Cultural Memory", 17th Annual Dickens Society Symposium (Fall - 2012)
Malton Sara. "The Theatre of War: Naval Impressment, Nation, and the Performance of History", Annual European Studies Colloquium (Spring - 2012)
Malton Sara. "Rough Waters: Naval Impressment and Nineteenth-Century Cultural Memory", Victorian Studies Association of Ontario (VSAO) Special Session: “The Tide that Binds: Exploring the Victorian Coast.” Association of College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) Annual Conference (Spring - 2011)
Malton Sara. "'Dramas of (In)Justice': The Press Gang and the Performance of History", Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) (Spring - 2010)
Malton Sara. "Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Financial and Psychological Indebtedness", Association of College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE), Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress (CFHSS) (Spring - 2009)
Malton Sara. "Old News: Revisiting Memory and History in Thomas Hardy’s The Trumpet-Major", International Conference on Thomas Hardy (Spring - 2007)
Malton Sara. "The Bank and the Body Politic: Dickens’ Barnaby Rudge and A Tale of Two Cities", Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) International Conference (Spring - 2006)
Malton Sara. "Forgery, Fiscal Trauma, and the Fauntleroy Case", North American Society for Studies in Romanticism (NASSR) (Fall - 2005)
Malton Sara. "‘Apocryphal Business’: Eroding Standards of Value in the World of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) (Fall - 2004)
Malton Sara. "Wilde Imitations: Toward Forgery’s Modern Manifestations", Seminar Paper for session on “The Fate Of The Sacred In Modernism And Modernity” (Fall - 2004)
Malton Sara. "Hardy’s Daring Gambler: Speculating on the Spurious", International Conference on Gambling Theory (Fall - 2004)
Malton Sara. "A Biblical Miscellany: The Bradley-Garretson Holy Bible (1882) and the Marketing of Authority in Nineteenth-Century North America", New Scholarship in Book History and Print Culture Conference (Fall - 2002)
Malton Sara. "Forgeries and Other Illegitimate Issue: The Example of Elizabeth Gaskell’s Ruth (1853)", Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada (VSAWC) (Fall - 2002)
Malton Sara. "Circulating Women: Advertising the Feminine in George Gissing's In the Year of Jubilee", ACCUTE Special Session: Victorian Advertising and Print Culture (Spring - 2001)

Other Publications

Malton Sara. "Refashioning Memory in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park"
Invited contribution to “An Invitation to Mansfield Park,” a series commemorating the 200th anniversary of the novel’s publication (Fall - 2014)
Malton Sara. "Development of the Second Person Pronoun"
The English Language(s): Cultural & Linguistic Perspectives (Winter - 2002)

Service: Institutional Committees

University Appointments Committee, 2013/03 - None (Member)
Timetable Committee, 2013/03 - 2014/03 (Member)
Timetable Committee, 2009/03 - 2010/03 (Member)
Senate Appeals and Discipline Committee, 2008/03 - 2009/03 (Member)
Faculty Publications Committee, 2008/03 - 2009/03 (Member)
Sundry Expenses Committee, 2004/03 - 2010/03 (Member)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Invited Panel Organizer, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2014/03 - 2014/03
Communications Committee, Dickens Society 2014/03 - Present
Invited to serve on 2014-15 Adjudication Committee (Declined), SSHRC Insight Grants 2014/01 - 2014/01
Peer Reviewer, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. Special Issue: “Gender and Journalism – Women and/in the Nineteenth Century” 2013/03 - 2013/03
Board of Trustees, Dickens Society 2013/03 - Present
Conference Committee, Dickens Society 2013/03 - Present
Chair, “Theorising Dickens", 18th Annual Dickens Society Symposium, University of Toronto 2012/04 - 2012/04
Review and Consultation, “Friends List” Newsletter, Broadview Press 2012/03 - 2012/03
Adjudication Committee, Literature, SSHRC Insight Grants (IG) Program 2012/03 - 2013/03
Adjudication Committee, Literature, SSHRC Insight Grants (IG) Program 2010/03 - 2011/03

Biography

<p>Sara Malton specializes in nineteenth-century literature, especially the intersection of fiction, finance, law and cultural memory. My interests also include consumer and commodity culture as well as&nbsp;the relationship&nbsp;between literature, technology, and modernity.<br /><br />After receiving my PhD in English from the University of Toronto in 2004, I went on to a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cornell.edu/">Cornell University</a>. I thereafter joined the Department of English at Saint Mary&rsquo;s in 2005. In addition to teaching in the English Department at Saint Mary&rsquo;s, I also have served on thesis committees in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.smu.ca/academic/sobey/">Sobey School of&nbsp;Business&nbsp;</a>(PhD in Management) and at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dal.ca/">Dalhousie&nbsp;University&nbsp;</a>where I am an Adjunct Professor. I am a current Trustee of the <a href="http://dickensquarterly.org/">Dickens Society</a> and recently hosted&nbsp;the<a href="http://liquiddickens.wordpress.com/"> 20th Annual Dickens Society Symposium</a>&nbsp;at Saint Mary&rsquo;s in&nbsp;July, 2015.</p>