Casey Smith

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Assistant Professor
Undergraduate - Arts & Humanities

Casey Smith has taught at the Corcoran College of Art + Design since 1997. He received a BA in English from Kenyon College and a PhD in English from Indiana University-Bloomington. His research interests center on Anglo-American biblio-culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is an active member of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP), the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP), and currently serves as the Membership Vice-President of the American Printing History Association (APHA). He is a contributor to the Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Journalism (British Library, 2010) and has lectured widely on printing and book history, most recently at the Library of Congress in February of 2012. His poetry and literary work has been published in various journals, broadsides, and artists’ catalogues. He is the author of the book-length conceptual poem Opulent Stone Moccasins, published by Ubu Editions in 2010. In addition to his scholarly and literary writing, he occasionally curates exhibitions and reading series in the Washington area.

In the BFA and BA programs at the Corcoran, he teaches the first-year writing sequence as well as upper-level electives in literary subjects.  He teaches a seminar, “The History of the Western Book: Gutenberg to Google” in the Corcoran’s Art & the Book MA program.