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Jeffrey W Smith

Instructor | PhD

English | College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Research Interests

  • British Literature
  • Film Studies

Courses Taught

  • FIL 4931: Anime Cinema
  • FIL 4900: The Filmography of Sion Sono
  • FIL 3006: Analyzing Films
  • FIL 2000: Film Appreciation
  • LIT 2000: Introduction to Literature
  • ENC 1143: Rhetoric and Narrative
  • ENC 1101: Rhetoric and Writing

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), English, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK.

Master of Arts (MA), English, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS, USA.

Biography

Awards

  • Nominated, Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of North Florida, 2017-2018.
  • Winner, Teaching Assistant of the Year, Mississippi College English Department, 2004.

Affiliations

  • The George MacDonald Society, 2008-Present
  • The Modern Humanities Research Association, 2009-2010
  • The Association of Literary Scholars & Critics, 2008-2009

Grants and Contracts Awarded

  • $23,000. Stallings-Smith S, Smith JW, and Gellers J, “Disasters, Public Health, and Human Rights.” University of North Florida Transformational Learning Opportunity Grant. 11 December 2018.

Publications & Presentations

Peer Reviewed Publications

Yearning for Home: Memory and Meaning in George MacDonald’s Fiction. The Golden Age: Nostalgia in Word and Image. Ed. Elizabeth Rogers and Jeffrey W. Smith. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2016. 33-44. Print.

 

George MacDonald’s Approach to Victorian Social Reform in The Vicar’s DaughterRethinking George MacDonald: Contexts and Contemporaries. Ed. Christopher MacLachlan, John Patrick Pazdziora, and Ginger Stelle. Glasgow: Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 2013. 69-83. Print.

 

The Polluted City and the Healing Power of Nature: Wordsworthian Idealism in Guild CourtNorth Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies 31 (2012): 18-30. Print.

 

Pre-Raphaelite Imagery in the Writings of George MacDonald: Representations in The Imagination, The Seaboard Parish and The Vicar’s DaughterJournal of the Scottish Society for Art History 17 (2012): 14-8. Print.

 

Film Review of Amour, dir. Michael Haneke. DURA: Dundee University Review of the Arts, Nov. 2012. Web.

 

Film Review of The Turin Horse (A torinói ló), dir. Béla Tarr. DURA: Dundee University Review of the Arts, Oct. 2012. Web.


Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

Analyzing the Faërie World as a Model for Christian Spirituality: An Interpretation of Spiritual Progression in George MacDonald’s Fantasy Literature. Inklings Forever 6 (2008): 109-12. Print.

 

Academic Oral Presentations

  • “Nostalgia in George MacDonald’s Scottish Fiction.” UNF Sigma Tau Delta “Brown Bag Series.” University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA. 12 September 2018. Lecture.
  • Urban Philanthropy in London’s East End: Representations in George MacDonald’s Robert Falconer. The City in Word and Image: Problems and Possibilities of the Metropolis. U of Dundee, Dundee, UK. 14 June 2013. Conference Presentation.
  • Yearning for Home: Memory and Meaning in George MacDonald’s Fiction. The Golden Age: Nostalgia in Word and Image. U of Dundee, Dundee, UK. 13 June 2012. Conference Presentation.
  • Bringing Nature to the People: MacDonald, Wordsworth, and the Environment. English Post-Graduate Student Forum. U of Dundee, Dundee, UK. 28 March 2012. Keynote Address.
  • Coping with London: Nature and the City in George MacDonald’s Guild Court. Literary London 2011: Representations of London in Literature: An Interdisciplinary Conference. U of London, London, UK. 22 July 2011. Conference Presentation.
  • Pre-Raphaelite Imagery in the Writings of George MacDonald. Wildering Phantasies: An Inter-Disciplinary Conference Devoted to the Pre-Raphaelites. U of Dundee, Dundee, UK. 8 July 2011. Conference Presentation.
  • Social Reform and the Imagination: A Study of George MacDonald’s The Vicar’s Daughter. George MacDonald among His Contemporaries. U of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, UK. 30 March 2011. Conference Presentation.
  • Crossing the Borders of Fantasy: A Perspective of George MacDonald’s Phantastes, At the Back of the North Wind, and LilithThe Novel and its Borders. Centre for The Novel. King’s College, U of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK. 9 July 2008. Conference Presentation.
  • Analyzing the Faërie World as a Model for Christian Spirituality: An Interpretation of Spiritual Progression in George MacDonald’s Fantasy Literature. 2008 Francis White Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis & Friends. Taylor University, Upland, IN, USA. 30 May 2008. Conference Presentation.
  • Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: A Study of Irresistible Evil. Repression and Subversion in the 19th Century: A Graduate Conference. U of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA. 15 March 2003. Conference Presentation. 

Smith
Contact Information

(904) 620-2273

j.smith@unf.edu