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Scott Thompson Smith

Scott Thompson Smith

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

414 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-8670

Office Hours:

  • Spring 2019: Wednesday 1:00-2:00, Thursday 10:00-12:00, and by appointment.

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. Ph.D. English, University of Notre Dame, 2007
  2. M.A. Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 2001
  3. M.A. English, Truman State University, 1996
  4. B.A. English, Truman State University, 1992, with a minor in Medieval Studies

Professional Bio

Scott T. Smith has research interests in the intersection of legal and literary discourses in early medieval England and in the function of rhetorical ornament in vernacular and Latin writing. His book, Land and Book: Literature and Land Tenure in Anglo-Saxon England, was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2012. He has published articles in JEGP, Anglo-Saxon England, Modern Philology, and Mediaeval Studies. His work has also appeared in essay collections dedicated to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and to critical theory in Anglo-Saxon Studies. Smith is also part of the editorial collective for Graphic Medicine, a new interdisciplinary series on comics studies and medicine, published by the Pennsylvania State University Press.

Smith's teaching interests include medieval literature, comics and graphic novels, history of the English language, supernatural literature, and horror.

Areas of Specialization

Book History and Textual Studies
Medieval Literature

with particular interests in Anglo-Saxon literature and History of the English Language

Visual Culture

Medieval manuscripts, comics studies.