Stephen Smith, Ph.D.
Olney Hall 142
Although my original training was in eighteenth century British literature, my interests have expanded to include Romanticism, modernism, and Celtic art, with a special interest in the literature of Scotland. My belief in the critical importance of teaching students to think and express themselves clearly and critically has made professional and technical writing another area of responsibility; I am also attracted to non-fiction prose, particularly scientific writing and autobiography. In both my life and teaching, I subscribe to the words spoken by a Flann O'Brien character: "Answers do not matter so much as questions. . . .A good question is very hard to answer. There is no answer at all to a very good question."
- B.A., St. Joseph's University
- M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Other Professional Activity
I have published articles about Scottish poetry, politics, and autobiography. Over the years, I have also written and edited technical documents for businesses and government agencies. Lately I have been involved with Amaryllis, a theatre company I co-founded.