Sara Malton

Associate Professor
Faculty of Arts

Faculty Member Information


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.


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


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

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