Barbara H. Smith

Braxton Craven Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and English

External Address: 
9 Towhee Drive, Topsham, ME 04086
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0015
Phone: 
(919) 383-0840

Overview

Smith's research has been concerned with literary theory, poetry and poetics, ideas of value and judgment, and intellectual controversies over science and knowledge. Her current work focuses on developments in cognitive science and the philosophy of biology, intellectual issues involving science and religion, and the historical, intellectual and institutional relations between the sciences and the humanities.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Brandeis University 1965

  • M.A., Brandeis University 1955

  • B.A., Brandeis University 1954

Smith, BH. "Review of Felipe Fernandez-Armesto’s *Truth: A History*." The Times Literary Supplement (October 1997): 18-18.

Smith, BH. "Review of Rom Harre and Michael Krausz, *Varieties of Relativism*." Common Knowledge 6 (1997): 104-104.

SMITH, BH, and AMRINE, F. "A HERMENEUTIC CIRCLE + CRITICAL-THEORY." PMLA-PUBLICATIONS OF THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA 111.3 (May 1996): 465-466. Full Text

Smith, BH. "The Hermeneutic Circle." PMLA 111 (1996): 465-66.

SMITH, BH, and PLOTNITSKY, A. "NETWORKS AND SYMMETRIES, DECIDABLE AND UNDECIDABLE - INTRODUCTION." SOUTH ATLANTIC QUARTERLY 94.2 (1995): 371-388.

Smith, BH. "Making (Up) the Truth: Constructivist Contributions." University of Toronto Quarterly 61 (1992): 422-29.

Smith, BH. "The Unquiet Judge: Activism Without Objectivism in Law and Politics." Annals of Scholarship 9 (1992): 111-13.

Smith, BH. "Unloading the Self-Refutation Charge." Common Knowledge 2 (1992): 81-95.

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