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 Dr. Nancy Barta-Smith 



Office Location: SWC 313 A

Spring 2014 Office Hours:

Tues/Thurs 11:00 - 12:30; Tues/Thurs 1:30 - 2:00; Wed 4:00 - 5:00

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Literary Theory, Literature of the Environment, Interpreting Literature, Introduction to Professional Writing, Advanced Professional Writing, Advanced Research Writing, Advertising Copying Writing and Production, 
College Writing

Graduate Courses Taught

Seminar in Professional Writing, Visual Rhetoric, Administrative, Technical, and Scientific Writing

Selected Awards

President’s Award for Excellence in Creative and Scholarly Achievement, Slippery Rock University

Finalist, President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Slippery Rock University

NEH Summer Institute:  "Embodiment: The Intersection of Nature and Culture," UC-Santa Cruz

Selected Publications

“Nurturing the Earth:  Mixing Metaphors in Wendell Berry’s Jayber Crow and Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s Philosophy,” Literature, Writing, and the Natural World.  Eds.James Guignard and T.P. Murphy. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009. 48-68. (Book Chapter)

“Navigating Everyday Literacies: Mapping as Deep Frame in Teaching Argument,” Teaching English in the Two-Year College (TETYC) 37.1 (September 2009). 68-83. (NCTE Publication, with Dr. Danette DiMarco).

In Search of Eloquence: Cross-Disciplinary Conversations on the Role of Writing in Undergraduate Education. Hampton Press, 2004. (Book Manuscript, with Dr. Cornelius Cosgrove)

“Same Difference:  Evolving Conclusions about Textuality and New Media,” with Danette DiMarco. Eloquent Images: Writing Visually in New Media, M. Hocks and M. Kendrick, eds. MIT Press, 2003.

“From Mere Solidarity to Mirror Solidarity:  Building Alliances on Perceptual Ground.”  Forging Radical Alliances Across Difference:  Coalition Politics for the New Millenium. J. Bystydzienski and S. Schacht, eds. Rowman & Littlefield, 2001

“Making Cyberspace into Cyberplaces:  Reciprocal Relations Between Geographic Concepts and Graphical Interfaces on the Internet,” with J. Hathaway, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. Journal of Geography 99:253-265. Requested for Jean Piaget Archives, Geneva, Switzerland.

 “When Time Is Not a River:  Landscape, Memory, History, and Merleau-Ponty" (long version) The International Philosophical Quarterly 37:4:  423-440. Issue 148, (December) 1997. 

"Elizabeth Wordsworth."  DLB 98:  Modern British Essayists,  First Series. Ed.
Robert Beum. Columbia, South Carolina: Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc. 1990

"Theodore Roethke's `Where Knock is Open Wide'." The Explicator 44.3. 1986

Professional Affiliations

The Modern Language Association; National Council of Teachers of English; The Conference on College Composition and Communication; The International Merleau-Ponty Circle; The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts; The Jean Piaget Society; The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, Phi Kappa Phi.

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