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

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

  • Ph.D., Brandeis University 1965
  • M.A., Brandeis University 1955
  • B.A., Brandeis University 1954

SMITH, BH. "VALUE/EVALUATION." SOUTH ATLANTIC QUARTERLY 86.4 (1987): 445-455.

Smith, BH. "Value Without Truth-Value." Ed. J Fekete. (1987).

Smith, BH. "Value/Evaluation." South Atlantic Quarterly 86 (1987): 444-55.

Smith, BH. "Towards the Practice of Theory." Ed. HW Matalene. (1984).

Smith, BH. "Standards and Judgments: A Post-Axiological Essay." Tamking Review 14 (1984): 462-85.

Smith, BH. "Contingencies of Value." Critical Inquiry 10 (1983): 1-35.

Smith, BH. "Narrative Versions, Narrative Theories." Critical Inquiry 6 (1980): 213-36.

Smith, BH. "Fixed Marks and Variable Constancies: A Parable of Literary Value." Poetics Today, reprinted in Hebrew translation, Siman Kriya, Summer 1981 1 (1979): 1-22.

Smith, BH. "Surfacing from the Deep." PTL: A Journal for Descriptive Poetics and Theory of Literature 2 (1977): 151-82.

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