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

Macbeth: The After Party will be performed by Seven Ages Productions at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. Click here for a schedule of the performances.

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

English 161: Twentieth-Century Literature
English 281: Science Fiction
English 339: Shakespeare I
English 360: Age of Beheadings
English 362: Restoration and 18th-Century Literature