Associate Professor of English
Dr. Keith Jones received his B.A. in English from Covenant College and his M.A. in English Literature and Ph.D. in Renaissance English Literature from Saint Louis University. He served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the English Department of Wheaton College for five years, and has been an in the Department of English & Literature at Northwestern College since 2004.
The Joneses have adopted three children from Vietnam. The experiences surrounding their adoptions continue to teach the family about trusting in God. Adopting children from Vietnam has also expanded Keith's love of Vietnamese culture, literature, and cuisine.
Ph.D. in Renaissance English Literature, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.
Shakespeare, Shakespeare and Film, Renaissance Literature, Composition, and Non-Western Literatures.
Select Professional Accomplishments
The Masterplots: Christian Literature essays on Dorothy L. Sayers’ Mind of the Maker and Shusaku Endo’s Silence.
“Depravity and Election: Redemption According to Calvin and Shakespeare.” The Conference on Christianity and Literature, 2009.
"‘Why, you are nothing then: Neither Maid, Widow, nor Wife?’: Motives, Morals, and Marriages in Measure for Measure”
"WORD and RITE: The Bible and Ceremony in Selected
“‘Shine comforts from the east’: The Cultural Collisions Surrounding a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Vietnam.” Shakespeare and the World, University of Minnesota Symposium, 2005..
“Shakespeare in Africa, Asia, and the Americas: How Universal is Shakespeare?” Lecture at the Guthrie Theatre (Minneapolis / St. Paul), 2010. [18 March 2010]
“Shakespearean Calvinism: Depravity, Election, Repentance, and Redemption.” Lecture at L’Abri Fellowship International (Rochester, Minnesota), 2009. [6 November 2009]
“The Directors and the Readers Play a Game of Chess with Hamlet.” Scholarship Symposium, Northwestern College, 2008. [9 May 2008]