University of Calgary

Tania Smith

  • Associate Professor

Currently Teaching

 F2017 - COMS 369 - Rhetorical Communication
LEC 2TR 11:00 - 12:15
SA 107
Outline
 F2017 - COMS 591 - Senior Seminar in Communication and Media
 F2017 - COMS 711.83 - Directed Studies (Rhetoric,branding,affinity)
SEM 1TBATBA
 W2018 - COMS 363 - Professional and Technical Communication
 W2018 - COMS 469 - Rhetorical History and Criticism
LEC 1WF 12:00 - 12:50
SS 012
LAB 1WF 13:00 - 13:50
SS 012

Teaching interests and methods

Courses in rhetorical communication, professional and technical communication, rhetoric and popular culture, rhetoric and public discourse, senior seminar in communications, ethics and ethos in communication, honours seminar, and communication research methods. 

Scholarly essays and book reviews

  • Smith, T. S. (2018, forthcoming). Dorothy Noake, The Life and Adventres of the Marchoness Urbino (1735). In The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820, Ed. April London.
  • Smith, T. S. (2018, forthcoming). The History of Clorana, the Beautiful Arcadian, or Virtue Triumphant (1737). In The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820, Ed. April London.
  • Smith, T. S. (2013). Natasha Gill, Educational Philosophy in the French Enlightenment: From Nature to Second Nature. 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era, 20, 222-225.
  • Smith, T. S. (2008). What connection does rhetorical theory have to technical and professional communication? in Jennifer MacLennan (Ed.), Readings for Technical Communication (pp. 114-120). Don Mills, ON, Canada: Oxford University Press Canada.

Recent peer-reviewed conference presentations

  • Smith, T. S. (2017, May 27). Rhetorical theory and usability theory in the analysis of websites. Presented at the conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing. Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
  • Smith, T. S. (2017, May 31). The context of Melmoth’s 1749 English Translation of Tacitus’s Dialogue on Oratory. Presented at the conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric. Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
  • Smith, T. S. (2015, July 28-31). Eloquence and persuasion in Anne MacVicar Grant's Memoirs of an American Lady. Presented at the conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric. Tübingen, Germany.
  • Smith, T. S. (2015, June 4). The vocabulary of rhetorical criticism in Enlightenment Britain. Presented at the conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.

Graduate theses supervised

  • Ronald Prescod. The endurance of the Frankenstein myth: A History of ideas. MA, 2016.
  • Ashley Jette. Beating a dead elephant: The Republican party’s struggle to appeal to a modern American voter base. MA, 2015
  • Heather Maitland, Toward Student Empowerment: A Foucauldian Analysis of the Communicative Practices of Academic Advisors and New Canadian Immigrant Students, MCS, 2010.
  • Peggy Chan, The Influence of Safety Professionals on Organizational Safety Culture and its Change. MCS, 2010.
  • Chelsea Sambells, Persuasion in the Battle of Britain (1940-1941): The Effectiveness of Allied and Axis Speeches. MA. 2009.

Academic Associations

  • President (2015-2019), RhetCanada: Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric. http://cssr-scer.ca/
  • Member:  International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR)
  • Member: Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW)

Curriculum Vitae

Degrees

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