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Maura Smyth

Maura Smyth
Assistant Professor
Tower 506
2010 - Ph.D. in English Literature, Indiana University; 2007 - M.A. in English Literature, Indiana University; 2003 - B.A. in English, University of Maryland
Professional Experience: 


  • 2017 - Women Writing Fancy: Authorship and Autonomy from 1611 to 1812, Palgrave
  • 2013 - “Narrating Originality in Paradise Lost.” SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 53.1, Winter
  • 2008 - Review of “Civility as Rhetorical Enactment: The John Ashcroft ‘Debates’ and Burke’s Theory of Form,” by Christopher R. Darr. KB Journal 4.2
  • 2004 - “Outer Spaces and Extralinguistic Places: The Poetry of Edwin Morgan.” UMBC [University of Maryland, Baltimore County] Review, vol. 5. Eds. Rachel D. Lucke and Keith Lin

Awards and Honors

Teaching Awards

  • 2009 - Culbertson Outstanding Teaching Award for an Associate Instructor in her final year, Department of English, Indiana University
  • 2007 - Culbertson Outstanding Teaching Award for second-, third, and fourth-year Associate Instructors, Department of English, Indiana University

Select Academic and Creative Writing Awards

  • 2011-2014 - Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows
  • 2013 - Milton Fund Award, Harvard University Medical School,
  • 2013 - Finalist, Boston Public Library’s Children Writer-in-Residence
  • 2012 - Fellowship for Folger Institute Faculty-Graduate Seminar, “Thinking the Revolution: American Political Thought, 1763-1789,” Folger Shakespeare Library
  • 2009-2010 - College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Year Research Fellowship, Indiana University
  • 2010 - Aphra Behn Society Graduate Student Essay Prize for “Margaret Cavendish’s Worlds of Fancy,” Aphra Behn and Women in the Arts Conference
  • 2007 - Parker Prize for Best Graduate Student Essay, English Department, Indiana University
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