Christine SmithProfessor of Communications/Humanities, Sopris Theatre Company Dramaturg
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Christie Smith has taught Composition, Literature, and Humanities at CMC since 2009.
Her BA in English is from Tufts University in Medford, Mass; her MA and Ph.D. in American Studies are from University of Denver. The focus of her academic study is western American Literature, with a Master’s thesis on Nebraska writer Willa Cather, and her Ph.D. dissertation and subsequent book on turn-of-the-20th-century western writer and illustrator Mary Hallock Foote. She recently turned her attention to American journalist and writer Sanora Babb, 1907-2005, co-editing the first book of scholarly essays on her and writing a chapter for that text. It’s from the University of Oklahoma Press, 2021.
Christie enjoys demonstrating to students—in Humanities and Lit classes, as well as in Composition classes—that the great ideas in history and culture have importance now, even as newer generations take knowledge and values from the past and make the world anew according to their own concerns and needs.
Christie lives in Carbondale and enjoys biking, hiking, camping, traveling as much as possible, and dinner parties.
Unknown No More - Recovering Sanora Babb, Edited by Joanne Dearcopp, Christine Hill Smith
See video, Christine Smith Teaching
Upwardly Mobile: Teaching “The Enchanted Bluff ” to Contemporary Students (pdf) by Christine Hill Smith
Social Class in the Writings of Mary Hallock Foote, by Christine Hill Smith