FLL Faculty Fall 2016
David Smith

David L. Smith

Associate Professor
252-328-5524 (phone)
252-328-6233 (fax)
Austin 329 (office)
Dept. Foreign Languages & Literatures
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

ECU German Page
Director, MA International Studies


B.A. German, The Citadel
M.A. German Literature, UNC Chapel Hill
Ph.D. German Literature, UNC Chapel Hill

Areas of Interest

Language and the Nation
Literary and Cultural Theory
German for Business
Gender Studies
Orality and Literacy

Prof. Smith's background in German includes studies at four institutions of higher learning (two German and two American); a Fulbright grant to study the Lutheran Church's support of East German dissidents during the 1980s; customer service experience in a Black Forest hotel; and shift-work in an aluminum factory in the Rhine-Ruhr industrial region. Originally from South Carolina, Prof. Smith joined ECU's faculty in August 2005. Though he remains fascinated by contemporary and twentieth-century German literature, Prof. Smith specializes in Early Modern and Enlightenment culture and thought.

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