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Jennifer Smith

Assistant Professor of English

Division: Humanities/Teacher Education Division
Office: Cultural Arts Center (CAC) 103E
Phone: 310-506-6265
E-mail: Jennifer.Smith@pepperdine.edu

  • PhD, Medieval English Literature, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012
  • PhC, Medieval English Literature, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009
  • MA, Medieval Rhetoric, Middle English, Old English, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007
  • BA, English, University of California, Los Angeles, 2003
Courses:
  • The Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis
  • Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales and Dream Visions
  • Shakespeare (Spring 2015)
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Affiliate
  • Medieval Academy of America, GSC Committee Member 2007-2009
  • Modern Language Association
Academic Interests:
  • Alliterative Verse
  • Digital Pedagogy
  • Middle English Literature
  • Philology
  • Reginald Pecock
  • The Trivium (Rhetoric, Dialectic, Grammar)
  • Vernacular Theology
Selected Works:
  • "Crowd-Sourcing and Exemplarity: Leveraging Student Literacies in the College Classroom." (Submitted for Review)
  • "Parenting and the Academy." Medieval Academy of America Newsletter. August 2014.
  • "Fidelity in Versification: Modern English Translations of Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green knight," Studies in the History of the English Language, Volume IV, 2008 (121-154).
  • "Alliteration" and "Alliterative revival." International Encyclopedia for the Middle Ages, October 2006.
Performances:
  • 2014, "Fostering Study Skills Using Google Apps for Education." 3rd Annual Technology and Learning Conference.
  • 2014, "An Orthodox Sect Vocabulary?: Reginald Pecock's English." 89th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America.
  • 2013, "WAC/WID Implementation and Academic Literacy in Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs." 111th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association.
  • 2013, "Crowd-Sourcing and Exemplarity: Leveraging Student Literacy in the College Classroom." Pedagogical Approaches to Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
  • 2008, "The Didactic Dispute in Middle English Poetry." 14th International Medieval Congress.
  • 2008, "Wheeling and Dealing in the Middle English Lives of Saint Katherine of Alexandria." 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies.
  • 2006, "Defining e/Ecclesia in Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People." 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies.
  • 2005, "A Foreign Verse Line in a Native Tongue." 11th Associtation of Literary Scholars and Critics.
  • 2005, "Beowulf: Fidelity in Versification." 4th Studies in the History of the English Language.
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