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
(919) 383-0840


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. "Animal relatives, difficult relations." Differences 15.1 (March 1, 2004): 1-23. Full Text

Smith, BH. "Animal Ralatives, Difficult Relations,"." Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 13.1 (2004): 1-15. (Academic Article)

Smith, BH. "Reply to an analytic philosopher." SOUTH ATLANTIC QUARTERLY 101.1 (2002): 229-242. Full Text

Smith, BH. "Sewing Up the Mind: The Claims of Evolutionary Psychology." Ed. H Rose and S Rose. (2000): 129-143.

Smith, BH. "Review of Brian Cantwell Smith, *On the Origin of Objects*." Isis: Journal of the History of Science Society 89 (1999): 772-773.

Smith, BH. "On the origin of objects." ISIS 89.4 (December 1998): 772-773. Full Text

Smith, BH. "How the mind works." TLS-THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT 4951 (February 20, 1998): 3-4.

Smith, BH. ""Is it Really a Computer?"." Times Literary Supplement (February 1998): 3-4.

Smith, BH. ""Evaluation" and "Value"." Ed. M Kelly. (1998).