Our Teaching Faculty includes numerous faculty members in several colleges at UAH who teach classes designated as Women's and Gender Studies courses.


Dr. Eric Smith

Professor, English


1310 Ben Graves Drive
Morton Hall
Room 263
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


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


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

Recent Publications

  • “Seeds of Destruction: Naturalism, Hysteria, and the Beautiful Soul in Lewis Nkosi’s Mating Birds.” Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry 7.2 (2020): 158-75.

  • “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.

  • “‘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.