Eric Smith

Eric SmithAssociate Professor
247B Morton Hall
(256) 824-2374
eric.smith@uah.edu

Education:

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”

 Under Recent Publications, let's cut everything before 2010 and add the following, updating those currently listed as "forthcoming" with publication info:

“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.

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.