Scholars in Studio is a video series that puts the intellectual life of Smith College at your fingertips. Featuring an array of Smith professors speaking on thought-provoking subjects related to their teaching, research and academic interests, the series not only showcases our diverse and vibrant community of scholars but also lets you experience what Smith students enjoy every day.
Ann Leone, Professor of French Studies
Ann Leone examines how writers have used landscapes to aid in the telling of stories throughout literature, offering a "voice" that can subvert or complement what readers learn from other characters. Through this lens we see how the gardens of Versailles play a powerful role in French novels and how Capability Brown adds to the drama of Jane Austen. Thus readers can discover new meanings that they may not have unearthed otherwise.
An online journal of ideas and creative thinking from Smith College
The Centers for Engagement, Learning and Leadership
Smith's four interdisciplinary centers integrate student and scholarly interests within a real-world context
The Smith Design for Learning
Smith's plan to re-imagine a liberal arts education for today's complex world