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.”


Upcoming Talks / Presentations

“Love in a Time of Colony Collapse Disorder.” Faculty of Arts Speaker Series, February 28, 2020. Clark Hall 104, 3:40-4:40.

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

English 281: Science Fiction
English 339: Shakespeare I
English 360: Age of Beheadings
English 362: Restoration and 18th-Century Literature