Ann Kennedy Smith

Dr Ann Kennedy Smith is an author and biographer, with articles and reviews in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, The Times Literary Supplement, Slightly Foxed and the Dublin Review Of Books. She will be giving a talk on ‘The women who changed Cambridge: Anne Clough, Ida Darwin and Helen Gladstone’ for ‘Fictions of Home’, the summer course at Literature Cambridge in July 2019.

She has a Ph.D in French literature from Cambridge University (1991) and in 2015 was awarded a distinction for her M.A. in Creative Writing (Biography and Creative Nonfiction) at the University of East Anglia, and her book proposal ‘Cambridge Wives’ was shortlisted for the Biographers’ Club Tony Lothian Prize 2015 for best uncommissioned biography.

Previously, she taught courses on Victorian literature and art for Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education and the WEA. She is the author of Painted Poetry: Colour in Baudelaire’s Art Criticism (Peter Lang, 2011) and ‘Tennyson’s French Reception’ in The Reception of Alfred Tennyson in Europe (ed. Leonee Ormond, Bloomsbury, 2017).

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