Dr. Deanna Smid

RijksmuseumResearch and Teaching Interests

Sixteenth and seventeenth-century English literature, particularly music therapy in Shakespeare’s plays; emblem books; imagination; bees in the Renaissance; Christianity and literature; eighteenth-century literature; science fiction


Ph.D., English & Cultural Studies, McMaster University, 2010. “‘The World in Man’s Heart’: The Faculty of Imagination in Early Modern English Literature.”


Click on the course title for more information or a draft reading list:

English 147: Literary Traditions
English 281: Science Fiction
English/Drama 331: Life Without Shakespeare
English/Drama 339: Shakespeare I
English/Drama 340: Shakespeare II
English 356: Between Revolutions: Restoration and 18th-century literature
English 360: Age of Beheadings
English 454: The Birds and the Bees: Animals in Early English Literature