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Meet the Faculty

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Julianne Smith

Professor of English

Division: Humanities/Teacher Education Division
Office: Cultural Arts Center (CAC) 208
Phone: (310) 506-4625
E-mail: julianne.smith@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., Texas Christian University, 1999
  • M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1985
  • B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1981


  • Victorian Novel
  • Victorian Poetry
  • Modern Drama
  • Poetry & Poetics
  • Arthurian Literature
  • World Literature
  • Survey of British Literature
  • Research & Writing in the English Major

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Modern Language Association
  • North American Victorian Studies Association
  • 19CTC (The Nineteenth-Century Theatre Caucus)
  • Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
  • Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Innovative Teaching Award, Center for Teaching & Learning, Pepperdine University, 2004
  • Dean's Research Grant, Pepperdine University, 2014-2018

Academic Interests:

  • 19th-Century Religious & Visual Rhetoric
  • Gender & Religion
  • Representation in Victorian Art
  • Victorian Theatre
  • Victorian Women Writers

Selected Works:

  • (Forthcoming) "Framing and Staging Hands (and Feet) in Bleak House." The Embodied Hand: Nineteenth-Century Manual Culture, edited by Peter Capuano and Sue Zemka, Ohio State UP, 2019.
  • (Forthcoming) "The Devil and Miss Corelli: The Sorrows of Satan." Marie Corelli: Woman, Warrior, Writer, edited by Brenda Ayres and Sarah Maier, Anthem Press, 2019.
  • "Teaching the 'Forgotten' Genre: Victorian Drama." Teaching Victorian Literature in the 21st Century: A Guide to Pedagogy. Eds. Jen Cadwallader & Larry Mazzeno. Palgrave Macmillian, 2017. 167-79.
  • "J.P. Burnett's Bleak House: A Drama in Three Acts." Streaky Bacon: A Guide to Victorian Adaptations. Eds. P.C. Fleming et al 4 February 2016
  • "Bleak House on London's East End Stage, 1853: George Dibdin Pitt and Dickens at the Royal Pavilion Theatre." Nineteenth-Century Theatre & Film 42.1 (2014): 2-20.
  • "Victorian Drama in the 1850s and the Transformation of Literary Consciousness." Victorian Transformations. Ed. Bianca Tredennick. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, 2011. 79-94.