James M. Smith
Associate Professor
Department of English
Boston College
smithbt@bc.edu

 

 



Welcome

Welcome to my home page. I am currently employed as an Associate Professor of English at Boston College, where I specialize in modern and contemporary Irish literature and culture, and cultural studies.  My book, Ireland's Magdalen Laundries and the Nation's Architecture of Containment (University of Notre Dame Press, 2007), focusing on cultural representations of institutional care, reflects my interest in twentieth-century Irish narrative from a post-colonial perspective.  Similar interests inform my recent graduate seminars, "Twentieth Century Irish Fiction," "Contemporary Irish Fiction," and "Ireland: The Colonial Context." I have taught undergraduate electives on contemporary British Isles fiction, American realism and naturalism, major Irish writers, and both 19th and 20th century Irish literature surveys. I am also interested in recent scandals in Ireland's Catholic Church and the manner in which these affect relations between church, state, and society.

On this web site you will find:

Undergraduate Syllabi

Graduate Syllabi

Work in Progress

"The Irish Child/Childhood and Ireland."

Useful Links

Address

James M. Smith
Associate Professor
Department of English
Boston College
Connolly House
300 Hammond Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: 617-552-1596
Fax: 617-552-3714
Smithbt@bc.edu

Last Updated: August 31, 2007