Eric Smith

Eric SmithAssociate Professor
232D Morton Hall


PhD- University of Florida
MA - Mississippi State University
BA - Athens State University

Areas of Specialization/Interests:

Postcolonial Studies, Modern and Postmodern British Literature, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies

Current Projects:

-"Bacchanal or Missa Solemnis? Shame, Symmetry, and Late Style in Robert Antoni's Carnival" (Under review) 

-"'The Art of the Possible': Global Modernism as Badiouian Event"

-"Literary Naturalism and the Postcolonial Canon"

Recent Publications:

-"Lessons from Elsewhere; or, Rethinking Democracy and Public Education Through Lois Lowry's The Giver." With Philip E. Kovacs. Dystopia and Education. Eds. Jessica Heybach and Eric Sheffield (Forthcoming with Information Age).

-Globalization, Utopia, and Postcolonial Science Fiction: New Maps of Hope. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

-"'Fictions Where a Man Could Live': Worldlessness, Utopia, and the Void in Salman Rushdie's Grimus." Twentieth-Century Literature (Forthcoming)

-"'A Presage of Horror': Cacotopia, the Paris Commune, and Bram Stoker's Dracula." Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts 52 (2010): 71-90.

-"'The Only Way Out is Through': Space, Narrative, and Utopia in Nalo Hopkinson's Midnight Robber." Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 42 (2009): 135-163.

-"'Ambiguity at its Best': Historicizing G.V. Desani's All About H. Hatterr." ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 40 (2009): 111-134.

-"'Caught Straddling a Border': A Novelistic Reading of Amitav Ghosh's In an Antique Land." JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory 37 (2007): 447-72.

-"A Voyage to Future Pasts: The Vengeance of Other Time in Ronald Wright's A Scientific Romance." Critique 48 (2006): 58-70.