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Curriculum Vitae

Christian Smith


Education

University of Warwick, English Literature, Ph.D. “Shakespeare’s Influence on Marx, Freud and the Frankfurt School Critical Theorists”. 2013.
University of Warwick, English Literature. Masters Degree with Distinction. 2008-09.
Santa Monica College, English Literature. 2006 – 2008.
Postgraduate Award in Technology-enhanced Learning. University of Warwick. 2012-2013.
Postgraduate Award in Introduction to Academic and Professional Practice, University of Warwick, 2011.
District Intern Program, Los Angeles Unified School District. Education Specialist Credential. 2006.
Masters of Science, Psychology, Cal St. University, Los Angeles 1996.
Bachelors of Science, Kinesiology/Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1986.

Work Experience

Teaching Fellow, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, 2013 – present. Teach Shakespeare and History (EN395); Shakespeare, Freud and the Power of Scenes (EN358); Literature and Psychoanalysis (EN335); and Modern World Literatures (EN123) modules. Lecture on Bertolt Brecht in EN123. Departmental Moodle Coordinator. Coordinator for Postgraduate Research Webpages. Teach digital pedagogy university-wide through the Teaching Grid. Supervise Undergraduate, Masters and Diploma dissertations. Pedagogy training and mentoring for new postgraduate tutors.
Tutor, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. Modes of Reading Module (EN122) 2010- 2011, Modern World Literatures Module (EN123) 2011 – 2013. Literature and Psychoanalysis (EN335) 2012. Seminar tutor. Lecture on EN123.
Tutor, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. Warwick Writer’s Program. Autumn Term, 2009 to 2013. Teaching a writing skills module to third year physics and chemistry undergraduates, first year Computer Science undergraduates, and Masters students at the Warwick Business School. Tutoring writing skills at Warwick Manufacturing Group. Conducted digital pedagogy research and education in academic writing with the Computer Science Department, the Teaching Grid and the Academic Writing Program.
Teacher, Alcester Grammar School, English Dept. Teach English literature and language to Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-level students. Jan. 2013 – July 2013.
Tutor, Barker-Smith Tuition. Oct 2008- Dec 2012. Tuition services for University, A-Levels, GCSE, all Key Stages, multiple subjects.
Special Day Class (Special Needs) Teacher, English Literature, History, Health, Biology. Hollywood High School. 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. 2005 – 2008.
Special Day Class (Special Needs) Teacher, English and Social Sciences. Hollenbeck Middle School, 6th, 7th. and 8th grade. 2002 – 2005.
Owner, Faculty, Massage School of Los Angeles, 2001-2002. Created Vocational Postsecondary School for training in Massage Therapy. Created and taught classes.
Faculty, Massage School of Santa Monica, 1987 – 2001. Created and taught classes at Vocational Postsecondary School for training in Massage Therapy.
Faculty, Bodymind Institute, 1988 – 1992. Taught classes at Institute for training in Bodymind Bodywork.
Psychotherapist, 1988 – present. Serve clients in a bodymind psychology practice. Currently insured and qualified in Bodymind Integration in the UK.
Massage Therapist, 1983 – present. Serve clients in a bodywork practice. Currently insured and qualified in Remedial Massage, Structural Bodywork, Swedish Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Thai Massage, Qigong Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage in the UK.
Summer School Teacher, Substitute Teacher, Whittier Union High School District Transition Program. 1985-1987. Taught a Transition Class for Students with Severe Handicaps. Implemented a community-based school and work program
for students with autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome and mental retardation.

Publications

“Translation and Influence: The Influence on German Theory of Dorothea Tieck’s Translations of Shakespeare”. Forthcoming from Borrowers and Lenders.

“’Verdammt Metall’: Marx’s use of Shakespeare in his Critique of Exchange Value”.Forthcoming from Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory.

“Fortune and Caskets: Necrophilia in The Merchant of Venice.” Shakespeare Seminar Online 2014.
http://www.shakespeare-gesellschaft.de/publikationen/seminar/

“That smooth-fac’d gentleman…Commodity”: Shakespeare’s critique of exchange-value in King John. Shakespeare. 4, 2013.

“’Choosing the Wrong Casket’. Ideology and Inaccuracy in Translation.” Asymptote, Fall 2011.
Book review: Great Shakespeareans: Marx and Freud in Textual Practice, 26. 6. 2012.

American Capitalism Contributes to Gang-Related Juvenile Crime. Juvenile Crime; Opposing Viewpoints. Ed. Auriana Ojeda. San Diego: Greenhaven Press. 2002.

Planned publications:
Shakespeare’s Influence on Karl Marx: The Shakespearean Roots of Marxism. Monograph in discussion with Oxford University Press.

Conferences, lectures
Organised/Convened

Convening with Louise Geddes (Adelphi) “Socialist Shakespeares: Theory, Practice and
Politics” seminar. World Shakespeare Congress. 31 July-6 August 2016, Stratford-
upon-Avon and London.
Presiding on panel and reading paper with Jean E. Howard (Columbia) and Hugh Grady
(Arcadia). “How did Shakespeare Influence Karl Marx”. Modern Language
Association Conference. January 2016, Austin.
Organiser, with Daniel Katz (Warwick). For a Materialist Psychoanalysis. Conference at
University of Warwick, May 8-9, 2015.
Convenor, with Hugh Grady (Arcadia). “Marxist Shakespeare/Shakespearean Marx” seminar.
Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC. 2-4 April,
2015.


Conference Papers

“Bestriding the Threshold of the Self and the Other in Coriolanus and The Merchant of Venice. Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory. 3 April 2016. Rose Theatre, Kingston, U.K.
“Reading the Roots of Modernity in the Ruins: Kenilworth Castle in Shakespeare’s Plays.” Space, Memory and Transformation in Early Modern Literature. Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. New Orleans, March 2016.
“The Role of Shakespeare’s in Karl Marx's Radicalisation of Hegel’s Philosophy” Panel: How did Shakespeare Influence Marx? Modern Language Association Conference. Austin, Texas. January 2016.
“Shakespearean Dialectics: From Hegel to Adorno” Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory. 17 December, 2016. Rose Theatre, Kingston, U.K.

“Venting the musty superfluity: Necrophilious wasting in Coriolanus”. Panel paper at Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory: Shakespeare and Waste. 23 May 2015. Rose Theatre.
“Wilhelm Reich’s Dialectical Materialism and Psychoanalysis”. For a Materialist Psychoanalysis. Conference at University of Warwick, May 8-9, 2015.
“Karl Marx at Tomis: The Role of Shakespeare in the Transformations of Marx’s Juvenilia and University Writings.” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC. 2-4 April, 2015.
“This is the Stranger’s Case”: Dialectic and Authority in Shakespeare’s Contribution to Sir Thomas More. British Shakespeare Association Conference, University of Stirling. 3-6 July, 2014.
“Fortune and Caskets: Necrophilia in The Merchant of Venice.” Shakespeare Seminar at the Shakespeare-Tag, Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, Weimar, 24-27 April, 2014.
“Subjectivity in Politics: Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar engaged by Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud.” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. St Louis, Missouri, 9-12 April, 2014.
“Translation and Influence: The Influence on German Theory of Dorothea Tieck’s Translation of Shakespeare.” Version, Subversion: Translation the Canon and its Discontents. University of Porto, Dec 2013.
“Capitalist sustainability and necrophilia in Bertolt Brecht’s Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder.” Approaches to Sustainability, University of Warwick, June 2013.
“Translation and Influence: The Significance of Dorothea Tieck Translations of Shakespeare's on German Theory.” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, 28 -31 March, 2013, Toronto.
“Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder; Necrophilia and the Accumulation of Capital.” Lecture in Modern World Literature Module, University of Warwick. February 2013, 2014, 2015.
“Shakespeare and Psychoanalysis: The formative Influence of Shakespeare on Freud and the Development of Psychoanalysis.” Public talk at Freud Museum London. 16 January, 2013.
Commentator for a seminar that read The Merchant of Venice in light of Freud's "Theme of the Three Caskets" essay and Erich Fromm's theory of the Necrophiliac Character. Psychoanalysis, Literature and Practice, 7 December 2012. School of Advanced Study, University of London.
“The Role of the Dialectic in the Influence of Shakespeare’s Plays on Marxism, Psychoanalysis and Critical Theory.” Postgraduate Symposium; University of Warwick, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. 27 June,
2012.
“Das Motiv der Kästchenwahl: The Basis for a Psychoanalytic Literary Theory of Comedy" at the Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society Conference. Middlesex University. 9 June, 2012.
“The Shakespearean Roots of Marx’s Aesthetic.” Marx and the Aesthetic Conference. Amsterdam. 10 - 13 May, 2012.
“The Roots of Critical Theory/Frankfurt School in Shakespeare’s Influence on Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud.” International Critical Theory Conference. Rome. 7-9 May, 2012.
“Marx's Reading of King John and the Development of the Word 'Commodity' in the Early Modern Period.” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. Boston. 5-7 April, 2012.
“The Relationship between Surface and Depth in Shakespeare’s Plays as Seen through Karl Marx’s Reading.” British Shakespeare Association 10th Anniversary Conference. University of Lancaster. 24 - 26 February, 2012.
“Capitalism as Tragedy; Marx's use of Shakespeare's Timon of Athens in his Economic Writings.” Cambridge Shakespeare Conference titled, Shakespeare; Sources and Adaptation. University of Cambridge. 9 - 11 September, 2011.
“Marx's Reading of Shylock: A Radical Transformation of Hegel's Geist. Shakespeare as Intertext Seminar.” World Shakespeare Congress 2011. Prague.
“Flavius’ Womanly Weeping: Mutual Recognition in Timon of Athens.” Shakespeare and Early Modern Emotion Conference. University of Hull. June, 2011.
“Marx's Reading of Shylock: A Radical Transformation of Hegel's Geist.” Arts Faculty Postgraduate Seminar. University of Warwick. 24 November, 2010.

Committees, Memberships, Awards

Award Holder, University of Warwick, Global Research Priorities, Connecting Cultures – Humanities Research Centre and Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies for Organising symposium: World Literary Nexus in Ludwig and Dorothea Tieck’s Translations of Shakespeare and Cervantes. University of Warwick, U. K. June
2016. Funded £1000
Award Holder, University of Warwick Institute for Advanced Studies, Psychoanalysis Across the Disciplines, Funded £480.

Moodle Coordinator, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, 2013 – present.
Nominated, Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (WATE), March 2012. Nominated by Nick Lawrence, University of Warwick.
Associate Fellow; Higher Education Academy. 2014 to present.
Member, Humanities Research Centre Postgraduate Scholars Group, University of Warwick. 2011-2012. Funded £3000.
Awarded Travel Grants for Conferences by Humanities Research Fund, 2010-2011, £500; 2011-2012, £500; 2012-2013, £500; 2013-14, £300, 2014-15 £300, 2015-16 £350
Member, International Shakespeare Association, 2010 to present.
Member, British Shakespeare Association, 2010 to present.
Member, Shakespeare Association of America, 2010 to present.
Member, Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, 2011 - present.
Member, Modern Language Association, 2012 – present
Lead Facilitator, Capital Reading Group. University of Warwick. 2009.
Lead Facilitator, Kant’s Critique of Pure Reading Group, University of Warwick, 2013
Volunteer Mentor, Great Shakespeare Debate, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2008-9.
Design Team Leader, Social Justice Community, Small Learning Community, Hollywood High School. 2007 – 2008.
Leadership Council, Hollenbeck Middle School, elected Teacher Representative. 2004.
L.E.A.R.N. Council, Walter Reed Middle School, elected Parent Representative, 1995– 1996

Languages

English: Fluency in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
Spanish: Fluency in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
German: Advanced level in Reading; Intermediate level in Writing, Speaking and Listening
French: Intermediate level in Reading; Basic level in Writing, Speaking and Listening