Nathanial B. Smith, Ph.D.

Areas of expertise and research interests: My teaching and research focuses on the literature of medieval and early modern England.  My primary teaching duties include courses on Shakespeare, Chaucer, and medieval and early modern British and European literature.  Nate is currently working on a book-length revision of his dissertation, Embodied Reading: Dreams of Influence in Elizabethan Literature, which finds in Elizabethan literary depictions of dreaming challenges to traditional didactic and exemplary theories of the value of literature.  He has published articles in the John Donne Journal and Medievalia et Humanistica, and has co-edited a collection, “Teaching Medieval Literature off the Grid,” for the journal Pedagogy.  He is currently at work on two essays about Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew

Courses taught
 
ENG 201        Intermediate Composition: “Reading and Writing about Digital Culture”
ENG 234        “Introduction to Literary Analysis”
ENG 235        “Encountering Others: English Literature from its Beginnings to 1800”
ENG 261        “Masterpieces of Ancient Literature”
ENG 262        “Interrogating Masterpieces of European Literature”
ENG 336        “Early Modern English Literature”
ENG 349        “Perilous Shakespeare” and “Performing Shakespeare”
ENG 362        “Visionary Literature of the Medieval World”
ENG 435        “Sympathy for the Devil? Paradise Lost and its Afterlife”
ENG 545        “Revolutionary Chaucer”
 
Degrees and Universities
 
Doctor of Philosophy—English, Indiana University, Bloomington, July 2008
 
Master of Arts—English, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1998
 
Bachelor of Arts—University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1993

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