Dr. Johanna M. Smith

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Publications

Books

Life-Writings byBritish Women 1660-1815: An Anthology. Co-edited. Boston: Northeastern UP, 2000.

Rev. ed. of Mary Shelley. Frankenstein. Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series.
   Boston: Bedford-St. Martin's, 2000. Editor and contributor (see below). 1st ed. 1991.

Mary Shelley. New York: Twayne, 1996.

 

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

"Constructing the Nation: Eighteenth-Century Geography Books for Children." Mosaic 34.2
   (June 2001): 133-48

"The Oppositional Reader and Pride and Prejudice." A Companion to Jane Austen Studies.
   Ed. Robert and Laura Lambdin. Westport CT: Greenwood, 2000.

In rev. ed. Mary Shelley. Frankenstein (2000): "Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts," 3-18;
   "A Critical History of Frankenstein," 237-61; "'Cooped up' with 'Sad Trash': Domesticity and the Sciences in
   Frankenstein
," 313-33.

"Degeneration and Eugenics: Late-Victorian Discourses of the Ending of the Race."
   Australasian Victorian Studies Journal 4 (1998): 55-66

"Jack the Ripper, Sherlock Holmes, and the New Woman." News from Nowhere 2 (1997): 121-36

"'Hideous Progenies': Texts of Frankenstein." Texts and Textuality: Textual Instability, Theory,
   Interpretation, and Pedagogy.
Ed.Philip Cohen. New York: Garland, 1997. 121-40.

"'Too Beautiful Altogether': Ideologies of Gender and Empire in Heart of Darkness." Heart of Darkness: A Case Study in    Contemporary Criticism. Ed. Ross C Murfin. Rev.ed. New York: Bedford-St. Martin's, 1996. 169-84.

"Philanthropic Community in Millenium Hall and the York Ladies' Committee." Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation    36.3 (Aug. 1995): 266-82

"A Marxist/Feminist Reading of Pride and Prejudice." Approaches to Teaching Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
    Ed. Marcia Folsom. New York: MLA, 1993. 67-73.

"Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction: Gendering the Canon." Pacific Coast Philology 26.1-2 (July 1991): 78-84.

"E.W. Hornung." Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction. Ed. Frank W. Magill. San Diego: Salem, 1989.
    905-10.

"Feminism and Family in Nineteenth Century Studies." Nineteenth-Century Contexts 13.1 (Win. 1989): 33-40.

"Raymond Chandler andthe Business of Literature." Texas Studies in Literature and Language 31.4
    (Win. 1989): 592-610. Rpt. in The Critical Response to Raymond Chandler. Ed. J.K. Van Dover.
    Westport CT: Greenwood, 1995. 183-201.

"'My only sister now': Incest in Mansfield Park." Studies in the Novel 19.1 (1987): 1-15.

"'Feeling Right': Christianity and Women's Influence in Uncle Tom's Cabin." ESQ 32.2 (1986): 122-34.

 

Work in Progress

Interventions: British Women's Social and Political Action 1762-1868. Book in preparation.

Palgrave Guide to Wollstonecraft Studies. Preliminary research for a collection of essays I've been inited to edit.

"Representationsof Slavery in Priscilla Wakefield's Tour Books for Children." Accepted for acollection of essays from April 2001 Discourses of Slavery and Abolition conference.

"Textual Encounters in Eliza Cook's Journal." Accepted for a collectionof essays from July 2000 Research Society for    Victorian Periodicals conference.

"Late-Nineteenth Century Technologies of the Body: Anthropometry and Detection." Paper accepted for International Society    for Literature and Science conference, May 2002.

 

Invited Lectures

"Forbidden Knowledge or 'Sad Trash'? Alchemical and other Sciences in Frankenstein." Centenary College, Shreveport LA,    September 1998.

"'That horrid parricide, Miss Blandy': Women Reflect on Women in Eighteenth-Century Life-Writings." Unit for the Study of    Biography and Autobiography, La Trobe University, Melbourne, February 1998.

"Jack the Ripper, Sherlock Holmes, and the New Woman." Wayne State University, Detroit MI, December 1997.

"Christian Socialism, the Salvation Army, and the Fragmentation of Victorian Culture."
"Religion and the Fragmentation of Culture in Nineteenth-Century Europe and America"
   conference, Lancaster UK, July 1997.

"Timberbeasts and the IWW: Citizen Activism in the Pacific Northwest." Portland State University, Portland OR, 1995.