Dorin Smith is a PhD candidate in English at Brown University. His work has been published in or is forthcoming from Early American Literature, The Henry James Review, Postmodern Culture, and ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture. His research focuses on the relationship between the novel and the history of science in the US during the long nineteenth century. Currently, he is finishing his dissertation, Fictional Brains: Reflecting on the Neural Subject in the Nineteenth-Century American Novel, a project which explores how the formal possibilities of narrative action in the novel were prefigured by contemporary neuroscientific and biological models of material cognition.
GISP 0010 Interrogating Lovecraftian Influences in Modern Media. Spring 2017.
ENGL 0200 Fictional Brains: Reading Artificial Intelligence and Cognition. Spring 2016.
ENGL 0900 Critical Reading and Writing I: The Academic Essay. Fall 2015.
"Ghosts without Depth: The Recognition of Jamesian Ghosts." The Henry James Review 37.3 (Fall 2016).
“Paradigm for a Romantic Metaphorology. A Review of Leif Weatherby, Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ: German Romanticism between Leibniz and Marx.” Postmodern Culture, vol. 27, no. 1, 2018.
“The Year in Conferences—2017: ALA, May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA.” ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, vol. 64, no. 1, 2018. Coauthor.
“Sentimental Vivisection.” [forthcoming from Early American Literature]
“Realism/Materialism: What Maisie Knew and the Novel of Biological Accidents, 1897.” [forthcoming chapter in Crossings: Nineteenth-Century
American Culture at a Juncture, University of Edinburgh Press]