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Mr Jason Smith

Job: PhD Candidate

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities

Research group(s): Centre for Textual Studies

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

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Personal profile

Jason P. Smith is a PhD research student affiliated with the Centre for Textual studies at DMU. He holds a BA(hons) in English Literature from the University of Huddersfield and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture from the University of York. His research examines the impact of digital technology on both literary scholarship and the writing and production of innovative fictions.

Previous work has examined the fluctuating concept of ‘genre’  in the 20th Century, the rise and decline of the idea of post-modern, and the poetry and rhetoric of T.S. Eliot, specifically in relation to that of Keats and Blake.

Jason is also interested in the use of social media and other digital systems as pedagogical and research aids. He can be found on twitter @jason_p_smith.

Research group affiliations

  • Centre for Textual Studies
  • Institute of Creative Technologies

Publications and outputs

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Research interests/expertise

  • Cultural Theory
  • Genre Theory
  • Digital Humanities
  • Innovative Fictions
  • T.S.Eliot
  • Roland Barthes and his Contemporaries


  • BA(Hons) First Class English Literature (University of Huddersfield 2009)
  • MA Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture (University of York 2010)

Honours and awards

William Northam Prize (Univ. Huddersfield 2009) For Outstanding contribution to the University

Conference attendance

Conference Papers:

  • ‘Are we there yet? A primer on thinking digitally in English studies.’ Remapping the Literary Imagination University of Aberystwyth 2012
  •  ‘Lost in the Post: Where do we go from here?’ IOCT Symposium DeMontfort University, Leicester, 2012
Jason Smith