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Department of English

David Smit

SmitProfessor Emeritus / Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. 1984, University of Iowa

Email: dws@ksu.edu
Office: N/A
Phone: (785) 532-6716

Fields of interest:
Composition and Rhetoric; 20th Century Drama; Henry James; Film and film adaptation; American literature and culture 1945-1964.

David Smit (Ph.D. University of Iowa, 1984) teaches courses in writing, modern drama, and Henry James; film adaptation; post World War II literature and culture. He has published articles on James's late style, portfolio evaluation, composition theory, and rhetorical theory in such journals as Style, JAC: the Journal of Advanced Composition, Rhetoric Review, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly.  In addition, he has published three books: The Language of a Master: Theories of Style and the Late Writing of Henry James (1988), The End of Composition Studies (2004), and Ingrid Bergman: The Life, Career and Public Image (2012). He is currently writing about the New Sensibility in the early 1960s.