Dr. Eric Smith

Professor, English Department


Dr. Eric Smith’s Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., English, University of Florida, 2004
  • M.A., English, Mississippi State University, 2000
  • B.A., English, Athens State Colorado, 1997

Classes Taught


  • "Tired of Taking Sides: Repressive Tolerance in Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist" co-authored with Hannah Ross, in Adaptation (Oxford University Press). May 2017. DOI: https://academic.oup.com/adaptation/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/adaptation/apx010.
  • “Universal Love and Planetary Ontology: Beyond the Postcolonial in Vandana Singh’s Of Love and Other Monsters.” Science Fiction Studies (Forthcoming)
  • “This Grave New World: Biopolitics and the Vampire Dystopia in Daybreakers” The Minnesota Review (Forthcoming)
  • “States of Nostalgia in the Genre of the Future: Panem, Globalization, and Utopia in The Hunger Games Trilogy.” With Kylie J. Korsnack. Genre Settings: Spatiality and Popular Fiction. Ed. Lisa Fletcher. New York: Palgrave (forthcoming).
  • “Feeling the 60s in the Age of Reagan: Failure, Repetition, and History in Eddie and the Cruisers.” Literature / Film Quarterly 43.1 (2015): 46-63.
  • “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.
  • Globalization, Utopia, and Postcolonial Science Fiction: New Maps of Hope. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
  • “Robert Antoni.” The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction. Gen. ed. Brian W. Shaffer. Vol 3: World Fiction. Ed. John Clement Ball. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
  • “‘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.” 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.
  • Rev. of Twenty-First Joyce, Eds. Ellen Carol Jones and Morris Beja. South Atlantic Review 71 (2006): 173-76.
  • “The Ghost Machine: Spiritualism, Anachronism, and Alterior Acoustics in Erna Brodber’s Louisiana.” The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 12 (2005): 84-99.
  • “Robert Antoni.” Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics. Ed. M. Keith Booker et.al. Greenwood, 2005.
  • “‘How a Great Daily Organ is Turned Out’: ‘Aeolus,’ Techne, and the Recording of Ulysses.” James Joyce Quarterly 41 (2004): 455-468.
  • “Pandering Caribbean Spice: The Strategic Exoticism of Robert Antoni’s “My Grandmother’s Erotic Folktales.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature 39 (2004): 5-24.
  • “The Mimetic ‘Spirit of Denial’: Buck Mulligan and the Cultural Limits of Mockery.” Papers on Joyce 9 (2003): 19-33.
  • “‘A Slow and Dark Birth’: Aesthetic Maturation and the Entelechic Narrative in James Joyce’s Ulysses.” Rept. in James Joyce’s Ulysses. Modern Critical Interpretations. Ed. Harold Bloom. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2003. 197-214.
  • “‘I Have Been a Perfect Pig’: A Semiosis of Swine in ‘Circe.’” Joyce Studies Annual 13 (2002):129-146.
  • “‘A Slow and Dark Birth’: Aesthetic Maturation and the Entelechic Narrative in James Joyce’s Ulysses.” Modern Fiction Studies 47 (2001): 753-73.
  • “Johnny Domingo’s Epic Nightmare of History.” ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 31 (2000): 103-15.