Barbara H. Smith

Braxton Craven Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and English

External Address: 
110 Science Bldg. (east Campus), Trinity and Buchanan, Durham, NC 27705
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0015
Phone: 
(919) 684-3970

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. "THE STORM OVER THE UNIVERSITY + SEARLE ON CURRENT EDUCATIONAL CONTROVERSIES - AN EXCHANGE." NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS 38.4 (February 14, 1991): 48-48.

Smith, BH. "The Complex Agony of Injustice." Cardozo Law Review 13 (1991): 101-04.

SMITH, BH. "ENDURANCE, OTHERWISE A RESPONSE TO MUELLER,MARTIN." SALMAGUNDI-A QUARTERLY OF THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 88-89 (1991): 455-468.

SMITH, BH. "BELIEF AND RESISTANCE, A SYMMETRICAL ACCOUNT." CRITICAL INQUIRY 18.1 (1991): 125-139. Full Text

Smith, BH. "Judgment After the Fall." Cardozo Law Review 11 (1990): 1291-1311.

SMITH, BH. "CULT-LIT, HIRSCH, LITERACY, AND THE NATIONAL CULTURE." SOUTH ATLANTIC QUARTERLY 89.1 (1990): 69-88.

Smith, BH. "Issues in Contemporary Literary Education." Duke Dialogue (March 1988).

Smith, BH. "Reply to Lynne V. Cheney." MLA Newsletter (1988).

Smith, BH. "Curing the Humanities, Correcting the Humanists." MLA Newsletter (1988).

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