Dorin Smith is a PhD candidate in English at Brown University. His work has been published in or is forthcoming from The Henry James Review, Postmodern Culture, and ESQ. His research focuses on the intersections of the novel and history of science in the US during the long nineteenth century. Currently, he is finishing his dissertation, Fictional Brains: Reflecting on Necessity in American Naturalism, 1797-1910, a project which examines how materialist models of cognition, developed within nineteenth-century neuroscience, biology, and psychology, prefigure the formal possibilities of the novel in America to plot the contradictions of narrative reflection and storyworld necessity.
Professor: English / Philosophy Director of Honors Program at South Florida State College, Avon Park FL. Project Director: NEH Grant “A Sense of Home” An organizer of the “Teaching Philosophy” symposium held annually at the Florida Philosophical Association conference. Chair of the City of Sebring Historic Preservation Commission.
20th Century British and American Literature, Rhetoric, Cold War History and Culture, Philosophy of History, Antiquity
Victorian Literature and Culture, History of Science, History of Philosophy, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Realism, Affect, Description, New Materialism
Rhetoric and Technology, alt-scholarship, comics, games, history of philosophy and rhetoric
history of literary study
philosophy of language
Twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature; Post-World War II U. S. literature and culture; modernism and postmodernism; the novel and narrative theory; critical and cultural theory; history of philosophy; Anglo-American philosophy of language.
Renaissance/ Early modern literature; comparative literature; history of science and philosophy; cartography and literature
I am an associate professor of Italian language, literature and culture with twenty-four years of teaching & leadership experience at the university level. My areas of specialization are Medieval & Renaissance Italian literature and foreign (F/L2) language acquisition. Currently, my focus is on the applications of technology and digital media to language acquisition, in particular video game-based learning (VGBL). In fall 2016, as a recipient of the Saint Louis University (SLU) Reinert Center for Innovative Teaching, I developed Intensive Italian for Gamers. The course was successfully taught in the SLU state-of-the-art Learning Studio in spring 2017. I have presented my research and results in workshops and presentations, at conferences and in publications (in print and forthcoming). I have an extensive and eclectic background in Classics (Greek and Latin, Philology, Literature), Ancient and Medieval History, Theology, Philosophy; but also in Cinema Studies, International Studies, Communications and Journalism. I definitely enjoyed the variety of my studies. I am a firm believer in multidisciplinary approaches to both learning and teaching.
British Literature, Victorian Literature and Culture, Romanticism, South African Literature, Novel, Poetry, Literary Theory and Criticism, Philosophy, Intellectual History, Science, History of Science, Literature and Science, Mathematics and Literature, Law and Literature, Animal Studies