Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Associate Professor
247B Morton Hall
(256) 824-2374


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:

“Universal Love and Planetary Ontology: Beyond the Postcolonial in Vandana Singh’s Of Love and Other Monsters.”

“Valences of Utopia in Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games Trilogy”

“This Grave New World: Biopolitics and the Vampire Dystopia in Daybreakers.

“Naipaul, Orwell, Gissing: Literary Naturalism and the Postcolonial Canon”

“Robert Antoni’s As Flies to Whatless Boys and the Contemporary Caribbean Historical Novel”

Forthcoming Publications:

“Feeling the 60s in the Age of Reagan: Failure, Repetition, and History in Eddie and the Cruisers.” Literature/Film Quarterly (Forthcoming) 

“Bacchanal or Missa Solemnis? Shame, Symmetry, and Late Style in Robert Antoni’s Carnival.The Journal of West Indian Literature 22.1 (2013): 7-32. 

“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. Charlotte, NC: Information Age, 2013: 99-116.

“‘Fictions Where a Man Could Live’: Worldlessness, Utopia, and the Void in Salman Rushdie’s Grimus.” Twentieth-Century Literature 58.2 (2012): 267-95.