Caitlin Smith


Areas of Interest
Epistemology, early American literature, nineteenth-century American literature, genre studies, religion and literature

University of North Texas, BA

My research focuses on the conversion narrative in eighteenth and nineteenth century American literature. I am interested in the pressures exerted by literary on social forms, and vice versa.

Recent Scholarly Activity
"God Save the King... of the Witches?: Aemilia Lanyer and the Roots of Transgressive Exegesis." Sixteenth Century Society Conference, 2016. Paper presentation.

"'A Message from Beneath the Stone': Religion and Language in Clarel." 10th Annual International Melville Conference, 2015. Paper presentation. 

“O For Your Footfall: Space, Form, and Ambiguity in John Berryman’s ‘Sonnet 115.’” 2014 Sigma Tau Delta Conference. February 2014. Paper presentation.

"Musical Language: The Bay Psalm Book and Anne Bradstreet's Poetics." The Eagle Feather 10 (2014 Issue). (Forthcoming)