Professor of English
on faculty since 2002
Mark Jones came to Trinity in 2002. He earned his master’s degree at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and his Ph.D. at Saint Louis University. He has received several awards and distinctions, including Saint Louis University’s Walter J. Ong Award, a Trinity Summer Research Grant, and a Vatican Film Library Mellon Fellowship.
He has published articles in The Chaucer Review, Renascence, and ANQ. He has also presented frequently on topics in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama.
Jones is an amateur jazz pianist and enjoys cooking in his free time. He attends Hope Christian Reformed Church in Oak Forest, Illinois.
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, 2004
M.A., Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1989
B.A., Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia, 1988
Courses and Publications/Research
- Advanced Writing
- The Arthurian Tradition
- College English: Composition
- College English: Introduction to Literature
- English Drama: Shakespeare
- Introduction to Poetry: Early British
- Postcolonial Literature
- Renaissance Drama
Papers Published and/or Presented
“The Life of St. Eustace: A Saint’s Legend from Lambeth Palace MS 306.” ANQ 20 (2007): 13-24.
“The King of Spain is Mad Againe; or, The Agency of the Letter in The Spanish Tragedy.” Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference. Banff, Alberta. May 2005.
“Salerio, Solanio, and ‘all the boys in Venice.’” Exploring the Renaissance 2005: An International Conference. Malibu, California. March 2005.
“The Voice of Lancelot Andrewes in Eliot’s Ash-Wednesday.” Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature 58 (2005): 153-63.
“Lay Women and Sarum Ritual: A Nuptial Prayer from Morgan MS M. 861.” The Chaucer Review 37 (2003): 265-74.
“National Imagining in Shakespeare’s Songs of Hiems and Ver.” Exploring the Renaissance 2007: An International Conference. San Antonio, Texas, 9 March 2007.
“The Life of St. Eustace: A Saint’s Legend from Lambeth Palace MS 306.” Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference. Tempe, Arizona, 15 February 2007.
“Shakespeare’s Armado.” Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association. Rexburg, Idaho. June 2006.
“The Artificial Jew of Malta.” Exploring the Renaissance 2006: An International Conference. Houston, Texas. March 2006.
Love’s Labour’s Lostand the Garden of State.” Exploring the Renaissance 2002: An International Conference. St. Louis, Missouri, 5 April 2002.
“Welandes Geweorc in Beowulf.” 35th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, Michigan, 5 May 2000.
“A Nuptial Prayer from Morgan MS. 861.” 26th Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies. Saint Louis, Missouri, 8 October 1999.
“A Passage from, Whatsitsname, India; or The Art of Rereading History and Midnight’s Children.” British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference. Statesboro, Georgia, 19 April 1996.
“Spiritual Jewry and the Idea of Otherness in Malta.” Joint Meeting of the Regional Central and South Central Renaissance Conferences. St. Louis, Missouri, 22 March 1996.
Awards and Memberships
Professional Society Membership
- Midwest Modern Language Association
- Queen Elizabeth the First Society
- South-Central Renaissance Conference