Carnegie Mellon University

Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith

Ph.D. Student

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


I have received degrees from John Carroll University (2009, B.A. in English Literature and Writing) and Boston College (2011, M.A. in English Literature) where I first became interested in eighteenth-century British literature, history and culture. My dissertation explores the intersections between religious and gendered identity in British novels of the 1790s, particularly works that engage in revolutionary ideology and rhetoric. Specifically, I consider how an interdisciplinary approach between performance studies and religious studies can reveal vexed notions of gendered identity in the revolutionary period. My research and teaching interests additionally include the Gothic, Shakespeare, and trends in commercial and popular literature.