Faculty Profile

Nicole Smith

Title
Associate Professor
Department
English
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Rutgers University, 2005.
Major: English
Dissertation Title: "The Poetics of Dress in Medieval English Literature"
MA, Rutgers University, 2001.
Major: English
BA, Duke University, 1997.
Major: English
Dissertation Title: "Piers Plowman and the Search for Salvation"

Current Scheduled Teaching*

ENGL 5020.001, Chaucer : Major Works, Spring 2023
ENGL 5950.738, Master's Thesis, Spring 2023
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Fall 2022 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

ENGL 3430.001, British Literature to 1780, Summer 5W1 2022 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5030.001, Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture, Spring 2022 SPOT
ENGL 3924.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
WGST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Summer 5W1 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 2321.002, British Literature, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
ENGL 5030.001, Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 8W2 2020
ENGL 3924.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
WGST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 4431.001, Studies in Medieval Lit, Summer 5W1 2020 SPOT
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ENGL 5020.001, Chaucer : Major Works, Spring 2020
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
ENGL 4431.001, Studies in Medieval Lit, Summer 5W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
ENGL 2420.001, Gender and Sexuality in Literature, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5020.001, Chaucer : Major Works, Fall 2018 SPOT
ENGL 5020.601, Chaucer : Major Works, Fall 2018 SPOT
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
ENGL 4431.001, Studies in Medieval Lit, Summer 5W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
ENGL 3433.001, Medieval Women Writers, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5030.002, Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture, Spring 2018 SPOT
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
ENGL 5750.001, Methods of Historical Research, Fall 2017 SPOT
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
ENGL 3433.001, Medieval Women Writers, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5020.001, Chaucer : Major Works, Fall 2016 SPOT
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2016
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2015
ENGL 2500.006, Introduction to Literary Analysis and Interpretation Skills, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Spring 2015 Syllabus
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2015
ENGL 5900.736, Special Problems, Spring 2015
ENGL 5030.001, Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture, Spring 2015
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2014
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ENGL 5020.001, Chaucer : Major Works, Spring 2014
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2014
ENGL 5950.736, Master's Thesis, Spring 2014
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Fall 2013 Syllabus
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2013
ENGL 5950.736, Master's Thesis, Fall 2013
ENGL 6941.736, Directed Research, Spring 2013
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2013
ENGL 3430.002, British Literature to 1780, Fall 2012 Syllabus
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2012
ENGL 3996.736, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, Fall 2012 Syllabus
ENGL 5030.001, Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture, Fall 2012
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 3W1 2012
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2012
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Spring 2012 Syllabus
ENGL 6950.736, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2012
ENGL 3924.001, Women's Literature, Spring 2012 Syllabus
WMST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Spring 2012 Syllabus
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Fall 2011 Syllabus
ENGL 5020.001, Chaucer : Major Works, Fall 2011
ENGL 6941.736, Directed Research, Fall 2011
ENGL 6941.736, Directed Research, Summer 5W2 2011
ENGL 6941.736, Directed Research, Summer 5W1 2011
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Spring 2011 Syllabus
ENGL 4951.736, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2011
ENGL 5950.736, Master's Thesis, Spring 2011
ENGL 5900.736, Special Problems, Spring 2011
ENGL 5030.001, Studies in Medieval Literature, Fall 2010
ENGL 3924.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2010 Syllabus
WMST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2010 Syllabus
ENGL 5910.736, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
ENGL 5750.001, Bibliography and Methods of Research in Literature, Spring 2010
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Spring 2010
ENGL 5750.001, Bibliography and Methods of Research in Literature, Fall 2009
ENGL 5030.001, Studies in Medieval Literature, Fall 2009
ENGL 5750.001, Bibliography and Methods of Research in Literature, Spring 2009
ENGL 5030.001, Studies in Medieval Literature, Spring 2009
ENGL 4410.002, Chaucer, Fall 2008
ENGL 6020.001, Seminar in Old and Middle English Language or Literature, Fall 2008
ENGL 3430.002, Studies in British Literature to 1780, Fall 2008
ENGL 4410.001, Chaucer, Spring 2008
ENGL 3924.001, Women's Literature, Spring 2008
WMST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Spring 2008
ENGL 4410.002, Chaucer, Fall 2007
ENGL 3430.002, Studies in British Literature to 1780, Fall 2007
ENGL 5030.001, Studies in Medieval Literature, Fall 2007
ENGL 4410.002, Chaucer, Fall 2006
ENGL 6020.001, Seminar in Old and Middle English Language or Literature, Fall 2006
ENGL 3924.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2006
WMST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2006
ENGL 2322.004, British Literature to 1780, Spring 2006
ENGL 3430.001, Studies in British Literature to 1780, Spring 2006
ENGL 2322.001, British Literature to 1780, Fall 2005
ENGL 4410.002, Chaucer, Fall 2005

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Smith, N. D. (2021). A Christian Mannes Bileeve: A Critical Edition. 60, . Heidelberg: Middle English Texts, Universitatsverlag Winter.
Smith, N. D. (2012). Sartorial Strategies: Outfitting Aristocrats and Fashioning Conduct in Late Medieval Literature. 281. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.
Book Review
Smith, N. D. (2015). Laura F. Hodges, "Chaucer and Array: Patterns of Costume and Rhetoric in The Canterbury Tales.". 66(275), 567-68. Review of English Studies.
Smith, N. D. (2014). Review of Andrea Denny-Brown's Fashioning Change. Arthuriana. 24(1), 143-44.
Smith, N. D. (2011). Review of John Block Friedman's Brueghel's Heavy Dancers: Transgressive Clothing, Class, and Culture in the Late Middle Ages  . Studies in the Age of Chaucer. 33, 340-44. Studies in the Age of Chaucer.
Encyclopedia Article
Smith, N. D. (2017). “Crafting an Edition: From Manuscript to Print” in “What Does It Mean to Read a Text from Medieval England?," Open Access Companion to the "Canterbury Tales.". Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. https://opencanterburytales.dsl.lsu.edu/reference-approaching-medieval-texts/
Journal Article
Smith, N. D. (2018). The Thinking Heart of Female Spirituality and the Apostles’ Creed in A Christian Mannes Bileeve. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. 48(2), 229-262. Durham, NC: Duke University.
Smith, N. D. (2015). Middle English Lyrics, Homo Vide, and A Christian Mannes Bileeve. Notes and Queries. 62(1), 17-22. Oxford Journals.
Smith, N. D. (2013). "Peraldus, Love, and the Parson's Tale". Notes and Queries. 60(4), 498-502. Oxford Journals.
Smith, N. D. (2008). "Estreitment bendé: Marie de France's Guigemar and the Erotics of Tight Dress,". Medium Ævum. 77(1), 96-117.
Smith, N. D. (2006). "The Parson's Predilection for Pleasure,". Studies in the Age of Chaucer. 28, 117-40.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Smith, N. D., "Critical Edition of "A Christian Mannes Beleeve."," Sponsored by National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Stipend, Federal, $6000.00 Funded. (20162016).
Smith, N. D. (Other), ""Cultural Construction of Sin in the Middle Ages," University of Cambridge, England," Sponsored by NEH Summer Seminar, Federal, $3600 Funded. (20062006).
Grant - Research
Smith, N. D. (Principal), "Critical Edition of A Christian Mannes Bileeve," Sponsored by Scholarly and Creative Award, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20152015).
Smith, N. D. (Principal), "Critical Edition of A Christian Mannes Bileeve," Sponsored by Graduate Research Assistantship, UNT Department of English, University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (20132014).
Smith, N. D. (Principal), "Critical Edition of the Clensyng of Mannes Sowle," Sponsored by Graduate Research Assistantship, UNT English Department, University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (20122013).
Smith, N. D. (Principal), "Critical Edition of the Clensyng of Mannes Sowle," Sponsored by Research Enabling Grant, UNT, University of North Texas, $7500 Funded. (20112013).
Smith, N. D. (Principal), ""Sartorial Strategies"," Sponsored by Small Grants, University of North Texas, $350 Funded. (20112011).
Smith, N. D. (Principal), ""Sartorial Strategies"," Sponsored by Faculty Research Grant, UNT, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20062008).
Smith, N. D. (Principal), ""Fashioning Penance in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"," Sponsored by Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20072007).
Smith, N. D. (Principal), "Marie de France and the Erotics of Tight Dress," Sponsored by Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, UNT, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20062006).
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