Sarah Martin

Visiting Lecturer

Sarah completed her BA and MA at the University of Chester.


  • BA (Hons) in English Literature with modules in Drama and Theatre Studies (University of Chester),
  • MA in Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture (University of Chester).


She is currently working on her PhD thesis at the University of Chester under the supervision of Dr Sally West. Sarah’s thesis applies spatial theories to Golden Age detective fiction.


Sarah has experience teaching on the following modules:

  • EN4001: Studying Literature
  • EN6019: Crime Fiction
  • EN6004: Dissertation


Sarah is currently working on her PhD thesis which focuses on methods of detection and the influence of space in the works of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers. Sarah’s research interests include: the evolution of the figure of the detective in literature, crime fiction from the Nineteenth Century to the present day, and literary theory, specifically spatial theory, psychogeography and the chronotopes.

Published work

Under Review:

‘Psychogeography and the Detective: Re-evaluating the Significance of Space in Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced’ in Clues: A Journal of Detection, due to be published 2018.

‘Mapping War, Planning Peace: The Symbolic Disappearance of Maps Over Time in Agatha Christie’s War and Post War Novels.’ Co-authored with Dr Sally West, for Agatha Christie Goes to War Ed. J.C Bernthal and Rebecca Mills (Publication date yet to be confirmed).