Meet the Faculty

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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:

  • Introduction to Digital Humanities
  • Arthurian Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • The Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis (GE)
  • Western Culture (GE)

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Affiliate
  • Medieval Association of the Pacific, Councilor

Academic Interests:

  • Digital Pedagogy
  • Middle English Literature
  • Philology
  • Reginald Pecock
  • Vernacular Theology

Selected Works:

  • "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).

Performances:

  • "Loss and Logic: Reconstructing the Missing Part of Reginald's Pecock's Book of Faith." The Medieval Association of the Pacific, Las Vegas, 2018.
  • "Reginald Pecock as Editor: Corrections to The Book of Faith." After Chichele: Intellectual and Cultural Dynamics of the English Church, 1443 to 1517, Oxford, 2017.