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Barbara A. Smith
Barbara Smith Professor of English
Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook
M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook
B.S. Education, Southern Connecticut State University
Areas of Interest
  • Writing pedagogy
  • Integrated courses
  • Women's Studies
  • 17th-century literature including Shakespeare

  • ENGL 109 Literary Vision and Values
  • ENGL 110 Writing in Context I
  • ENGL 114 Composition Workshop
  • ENGL 115 Writing for College
  • ENGL 120 Writing in Context II
  • ENGL 219 Advanced Writing: Nonfiction
  • ENGL 296 Language and the Individual in Society
  • ENGL 303 Shakespeare
  • ENGL 304 Advanced Writing: Argument
  • ENGL 313 Women and Literature
  • ENGL 325 Professional Writing
  • ENGL 375/475 Internship
  • INTG  418 Women’s Lives, Women’s Voices
  • ENGL 449 Senior Writing Studio
  • INTG  492 Women and Religion
  • ENGL 492 Topics: The History of Mystery

Research Interests
Women’s Studies; Shakespeare; Composition and Rhetoric; 17th-Century Poetry and Drama

Professional Affiliations
Modern Language Association; National Council of Teachers of English; College English Association; College Composition and Communication; American Association of University Professors 

Recent Publications
Smith, Barbara. “Neither Accident nor Intent: Contextualizing the Suicide of Ophelia.” South Atlantic Review 73.2 (2008): 96-112.

Smith, Barbara. “The Mysterious and the Human in ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ and ‘Young Goodman Brown.’” Eureka Studies in Short Fiction 7.1 (2006): 44- 55. 

Smith, Barbara. Review of With No One as Witness by Elizabeth George. People Magazine (28 March 2005) 63.12: 47.

Smith, Barbara. Script editor for documentary film. What the Universe Tells Me: Unraveling the Mysteries of Mahler’s Third Symphony. DVD, Video Artists International, Inc., 2004. 

Smith, Barbara, and Ursula Appelt, eds. Write or be Written: Early Modern Women Poets and Cultural Constraints. Aldershot: Ashgate Press, 2001.

Smith, Barbara. “Teaching Writing Process to Enhance Learning.” Developing Presentation Skills: A Guide to Effective Instruction. Eds. Kathleen Schmalz and Arlene Moliterno. Needham: Allyn & Bacon, 2001, 135-143. 

Smith, Barbara, and Alice Robertson, eds. Teaching in the 21st Century: Adapting Writing Pedagogies to the College Curriculum. New York: Garland (Falmer) Press, 1999. 

Smith, Barbara. The Women of Ben Jonson’s Poetry: Female Representation in the Non- Dramatic Verse. Aldershot, Scolar Press, 1995.