Dr. Wendell M. "Whit" Jones, Jr.

Professor of English

E-mail: joneswh@bryan.edu
Office Phone: 423.775.7246
Box: 7810

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. English, University of North Carolina
  • M.A. English, University of North Carolina
  • B.A. English, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Professional Associations

  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association
  • Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature

Selected Publications

  • American Literature, Apologia, June 2016
  • Biographical Sketches on Poet and Essayist Charles Woodmason and Poet John Beecher for Southern Writers: A Biographical Dictionary. LSU Press 2004.
  • “Stoicism,” “Honor,” and “Town and Country” for The Companion to Southern Literature. LSU Press 2002
  • “Holding Up the Revealing Lamp: The Myth of Psyche in Edith Wharton’s The Reef.” College Literature February 1992
  • “The Poverty of Gnosticims or the Riches of Christ.” Editorial in The Crucible: A Journal for Christian Graduate Students. Summer 1991

Topics of Expertise

  • C.S. Lewis
  • Child-Raising
  • Husband-wife relationships
  • Literary Theory
  • Literature and psychology
  • Milton
  • Parenting
  • Renaissance literature generally
  • Shakespeare
  • Southern Literature (Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, etc.)
  • Stoicism
  • The Concept of Honor
  • The Novel
  • Walker Percy