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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 2021 (via Zoom): Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00am-11:30am, Wednesday: 1:00pm-2:00pm,
  • 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, and has contributed to several essay collections. He has also published several articles in comics studies and is the co-editor of Uncanny Bodies: Superhero Comics and Disability (2019), 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

Medieval Literature

with particular interests in early medieval literature and History of the English Language

Visual Culture

Medieval manuscripts, comics studies.